[cc-community] Use cases for cc by-sa compatibility with GPL
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Jan 6 16:20:47 EST 2012
On Friday 06 January 2012 15:31:56 Rob Myers wrote:
> On 06/01/12 19:07, drew Roberts wrote:
> > The question was though: What is the source that would need to be
> > distributed in the case of a source requiring copyleft license when the
> > license was applied to the sculpture or the mural on the wall?
> With computer programs in interpreted languages, there is no compiled
> version, only the source code. The GPL handles that just fine. In the
> absence of source, the object is its own source.
> With autographic art (art that is a unique physical object such as a
> painting or sculpture) rather than allographic art (art that is
> mass-produced such as novels or films), you licence the copyright of the
> original and people are free to reproduce it using a camera or a laser
> scanner. The reproductions are then their own source.
Fine, but just to be a bit stupid, what if I, a sculptor, took a block of wood
down to the local park where you, another sculptor, had just installed your
latest sculpted stone masterpiece with the little brass plaque with your
BY-SA license details. So there I am in the park with my block of wood and I
copy your stone sculpture using my block of wood. I would say it is clear
that your stone sculpture is the source of my wooden one. So how would a
source requiring BY-SA work in this case.
I would guess that the license would need to take the above distinction into
> - Rob.
all the best,
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