[cc-community] public performance and GPL

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Thu Jan 12 16:06:08 EST 2012


On 12/01/12 02:08, drew Roberts wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 January 2012 18:52:16 Anthony wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> I think the problem would be that GPL doesn't have a similar notion of
>>> "collections".
>>
>> (And the FSF doesn't seem to want it to.  Witness their position on
>> loadable kernel modules.)
> 
> Do they have problems with "collections" where all of the "things" in the 
> collection are under licenses they consider Free? Or do they only have 
> problems where some of the "things" collected are non-Free?
> 
> For the record, I have problems with BY-SA allowing collections where some 
> parts are non-Free. I would like to see that addressed in 4.0+

But the collection isn't a derivative and so shouldn't be under the
copyleft.

This is different from images used as illustrations due to the split
circuit decision in the US and because of the word "used". ;-)

- Rob.


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