[gnu.org #238740] Derivatives of dual-licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike and GFDL works
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri May 6 08:34:03 EDT 2005
On Thursday 05 May 2005 06:06 pm, wiki_tomos wrote:
> drew Roberts wrote:
> >And if that won't work, the original author just neads to actually release
> > it twice with the different licenses. Which I will do now (in abbreviated
> > form) by way of example with a short poem I wrote back in high school.
> >The following poem is release under the CC BY-SA license:
> >The following poem is release under the GFDL license:
> >See what I mean?
> (Please be reminded that I'm not a lawyer)
> This example is interesting. I think I am granted to reproduce those two
> separate works of the same substance ("verbatim copying in quantity" in
> GFDL's sense). Do I have the right to combine the resulting two copies into
> one? None in either license seem to allow me to do that.
I am not sure what you are asking. How can you combine two identical things
I see the situation like this. Choose to make a derivative of either (or
both.) Release you work. Lather, rinse, repeat.
> If the original two poems were dual-licensed, would it be any different? I
> am not sure, but perhaps not.
> Since I do not have enough expertise to answer this question with
> certainty, I tend to think that a safer approach to dual-licensing is to
> release a work under a meta-license, or to request CC & FSF to insert a
> dual-licensing clause in their license texts. I sketched those ideas here:
all the best,
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