[cc-licenses] compatibility plans between GFDL and CC-by-SA
papa_schlumpf at skriptenforum.net
Fri Dec 22 14:20:22 EST 2006
Well, given that the Lawrence Lessig worte the blog entry Rob was talking
about rather recently (Dec 7th), and that he's still somewhat optimistic
regarding the compatibility goal, that's at least something.
Of course I can understand that the FSF have a great deal of work to do with
the GPL3 discussion going on now, but nevertheless I think it cannot be too
early to start a more serious discussion on the topic of licence
compatibility! Especially if one happens to notice that this has already
become an issue for wikipedians themselves, as I noticed for example in the
where people are even considering a migration away from the gfdl towards a CC
licence, or at least dual licencing content.
> "And assuming we fix the problem with CC/FDL interoperability --
> assuming, wink,
> wink -- that would mean your creative work could be included within
> Wikipedia (or other copyleft projects), even though the general license you
> offer is a NC
> That would seem to be an encouraging wink. ;-)
> - Rob.
> As far as I know, very little concrete has happened to create
> compatibility between similar documentation licenses. There are
> different licenses in the first place because the (often subtle)
> differences between the licenses are very important to folks like the
> FSF and CC. Also, compatibility is a whole lot of work and Eben Moglen
> and folks at FSF and SFLC have their hands more than full with
> GPLv3. Perhaps after GPLv3 we can optomistically start more serious
> converation and pressure on this point.
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