[cc-community] [cc-licenses] Most important feature: GPL-compatibility
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Jan 28 13:23:25 EST 2012
On Saturday 28 January 2012 11:08:20 Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012, 13:48:03 schrieb Gunnar Wolf:
> > > I do think we might consider inserting a conditional source requirement
> > > into the next by-sa along the lines that if the licensed work is code
> > > or a computer program, source is required along the lines of the gpl or
> > > even the agpl.
> > Special-casing is bad IMO. Because if we special-case for computer
> > code, we'd have to define what computer code means. We had a very long
> > discussion in Debian when we had a vote ("Editorial changes" in early
> > 2004 IIRC). In the end, everything that's software can be seen as
> > computer code (even if its compiler can only qualify as abstract art
> > ;-) ).
> Wouldn’t it suffice to just allow that when combining with substantial
> content under GPL?
Perhaps that would be enough. But for a general code source requirement, this
might make it possible to be workable with more than just the gpl. Would that
be a good thing?
> Best wishes,
all the best,
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