[cc-licenses] Regarding SA and "strong copyleft" question
zotz at 100jamz.com
Thu Mar 1 21:29:37 EST 2007
I have been poking around a bit more while looking into other questions...
From Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported:
1.b. "Collection" means a collection of literary or artistic works, such as
encyclopedias and anthologies, or performances, phonograms or broadcasts, or
other works or subject matter other than works listed in Section 1(f) below,
which, by reason of the selection and arrangement of their contents,
constitute intellectual creations, in which the Work is included in its
entirety in unmodified form along with one or more other contributions, each
constituting separate and independent works in themselves, which together are
assembled into a collective whole. A work that constitutes a Collection will
not be considered an Adaptation (as defined below) for the purposes of this
From the GPL:
These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If
identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those
sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you
distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based
on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of
this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the
entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest
your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to
exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or
collective works based on the Program.
In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
the scope of this License.
So, the BY-SA decided not to apply to collective works but the GPL decided to
apply to collective works. ??? Is that right?
all the best,
(da idea man)
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