[cc-community] Open Hardware Licence
ml at creativecommons.org
Thu May 7 16:24:58 EDT 2009
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Patrick Godeau <patrick.godeau at free.fr> wrote:
> Le 07/05/2009 00:51, Mike Linksvayer a écrit :
>> Another minor but annoying thing is in the footer -- the license text
>> itself is apparently "copyleft" but only verbatim copying is allowed.
> Sure! Incidentally, this is the same for CC licenses, if you read carefully:
> "8. e. [...] This License may not be modified without the mutual written
> agreement of the Licensor and You."
Not at all. This has nothing at all to do with the copyright status of
the license text.
>> I guess they chose their name well, because GNU is a lot smarter than
>> this -- IANG Aint No GNU, indeed.
> Oh, by the way, read the 1st line of the GNU GPL:
> "Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this
> license document, but changing it is not allowed."
Also not relevant. The GPL is a copyleft license. GNU doesn't claim
that the license text is copylefted.
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