[cc-community] Moved to community Re: [cc-licenses] Most important feature: GPL-compatibility
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Jan 21 10:24:10 EST 2012
On Saturday 21 January 2012 09:16:19 Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2012, 14:08:10 schrieb drew Roberts:
> > …The gpl is not concerned with protecting art…
> This is a very common misconception. The GPL does not care about the type
> of content you use it for. It is concerned with protecting the four
> freedoms for all types of content.
It is not a misconception and it is not concerned nor designed to protect the
four freedoms for all types of content. It is concerned with and designed to
protect the four freedoms for code. At least from all of my reading over the
years that is what I have picked up.
> It is just not optimal for certain types of art, due to the restrictions in
> the form of the content (for example when a movie has several GiB of
> sources but only 10MiB of finished work).
If that were the only weakness with respect to non-code I could much easier
try to live with it. It is the other weaknesses that concern me more.
> Best wishes,
all the best,
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