Concerns: CC-BY and Debian
dcarrera at math.umd.edu
Fri Mar 11 23:03:00 EST 2005
Greg London wrote:
> If you put someone else's GPL stuff in your document,
> you can only use the GPL license for the end result,
> CC-BY very nearly puts the work in teh public domain,
> which is something the GPL will not allow.
I have no intention of putting anyone's GPL work into the guides. The
mixing I was thinking of was the other way. That is, being able to put
parts of the user guides into a GPL program. For example, if I wanted to
expand OpenOffice.org's help system (lord knows it needs help).
> My surprise wasn't thinking you were leaving CC-BY,
> my surprise was that you were mixing the strongest copyleft
> license in existence with a 'weak' license that is
> very well near Public Domain.
I don't think it's so surprising. I like the CC-BY. But I want the work to
be GPL compatible. Dual licensing means I am giving more freedoms to my
readers. They can do everything they could before, with the plain CC-BY.
And they can also do a few things that they couldn't before (like put it
inside a GPL program).
For the user guide, I like having a 'weak' license. A dual CC-BY / GPL is
weaker than a pure CC-BY. I like that. It makes the work more flexible. It
can be used in more situations than it could before.
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