[cc-community] Moved to community Re: [cc-licenses] Most important feature: GPL-compatibility
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Jan 21 15:34:15 EST 2012
On Saturday 21 January 2012 13:04:50 Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Samstag, 21. Januar 2012, 10:24:10 schrieb drew Roberts:
> > On Saturday 21 January 2012 09:16:19 Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> > > 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.
> Could you name these for GPLv3?
I am more familiar with gplv2 and by-sa 3.x. Let's start with an example of my
main concern in this discussion.
A BY-SA photograph can be used in an ARR book. I would think a GPL photograph
could be used in an ARR book. The gpl is designed for code.
And from gplv3:
"A compilation of a covered work with other separate and independent works,
which are not by their nature extensions of the covered work, and which are
not combined with it such as to form a larger program, in or on a volume of a
storage or distribution medium, is called an “aggregate” if the compilation
and its resulting copyright are not used to limit the access or legal rights
of the compilation's users beyond what the individual works permit. Inclusion
of a covered work in an aggregate does not cause this License to apply to the
other parts of the aggregate."
Why would a book with text and photos not be an aggregate according to that
definition? If it is. put a BY-SA photo in an ARR book with other Free and
non-Free photos and text. Put a note in the book that the photo (or even a
modified version of the photo) is under the BY-SA license. If not, explain
how the license prevents this please.
The change I am suggesting for by-sa 4.x+ would prevent this practice and
require Freedom for works including BY-sA works.
In the gplv2 language think not mere-aggregation but creative-aggregation
> Best wishes,
all the best,
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