[cc-community] [cc-licenses] Most important feature: GPL-compatibility
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Thu Jan 26 22:47:15 EST 2012
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM, drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 26 January 2012 20:00:21 Anthony wrote:
>> The pieces of paper are not copyrighted. The poem is. I suppose the
>> image is, also. But not the pieces paper.
> Of course, but what is the source that you have to give when you pass on the
> piece of paper with the poem on it?
I'd say the poem is the source form. The fact that it is written on
paper does not make it non-source.
>> That's the tricky part when it comes to situations where the preferred
>> version is not obvious. Mostly these are non-code situations, but
>> there are also some grey-area situations dealing with code (one that
>> comes to mind is computer generated code).
> In the spirit of Freedom, I am always wanting to pass on the most "source" I
> can, but with the penalties for copyright violations being what they are and
> seemingly always getting worse, why put a general source requirement into
> by-sa unless the language / concept can be carefully and simply pinned down?
I don't think there should be a source requirement in by-sa at all.
To add one would significantly alter the license in a way which some
people using the license will not like.
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