[cc-licenses] Attribution: accurate credit should not be forbidden
invernomuto at paranoici.org
Sat Feb 16 11:53:45 EST 2013
Hello for the third time,
Section 3(a)(3) of CC-by-sa-v4.0draft3 states:
> 3. If requested by the Licensor, You must, to the extent
> reasonably practicable, remove any of the information
> required by Section 3(a)(1)(A-C).
where information in 3(a)(1)(A-C) is basically the names of the
authors and of other parties to be attributed, copyright notices and
An equivalent clause is included in the draft3 of CC-by-v4.0.
I am still convinced that this clause does not meet the Debian Free
Software Guidelines. See my previous message  about this same issue
Since I don't think that a license can (allow a licensor to) forbid an
accurate credit and meet the DFSG at the same time, I recommend that
this clause be dropped entirely from CC-v4.0 licenses, or, at least,
amended so that it says:
| 3. If requested by the Licensor, You must, to the extent
| reasonably practicable, remove any inaccurate or
| misleading information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A-C).
I hope this suggestion may be implemented in the next draft.
New GnuPG key, see the transition document!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
GnuPG key fpr == CA01 1147 9CD2 EFDF FB82 3925 3E1C 27E1 1F69 BFFE
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