[cc-licenses] Unbundling the GPL
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Sat Apr 28 21:48:18 EDT 2007
Rob Myers wrote:
> This is unclear from the discussion of CC licenses and DRM that I am
> aware of. "Transparent" DRM may in fact be allowed. (IANAL, TINLA)
"transparent DRM" -- now there's an oxymoron for you. :-)
> > Some free software distributors object to this
> > type of clause.
> Some regard it as vital for protecting freedom.
Some people do, yes. Are any of them "free software distributors"? :-)
> This is a controversy so
> it should probably be presented as such. I think it would be good to
> link to one of Evan's essays on CC and DRM for Debian's position.
You could stick a couple of "may"s in there, and maybe link the word
"object" to Evan's essays. :-)
I'm really, really sick of the whole TPM discussion, myself. I just
wanted to make sure that people are aware that the clause is there, and
it might be a problem for some people. Please feel free to suggest an
alternate wording to that effect.
Personally, I think it's actually more of an issue for non-free software
distribution. I can easily imagine someone wanting to distribute an
NC-ND game in a DRM'd console format.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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