[cc-community] Trying to pinpoint conflicts between CC-BY[-SA] and GPL

Christopher Allan Webber cwebber at creativecommons.org
Mon Dec 19 15:54:08 EST 2011


Mike Linksvayer <ml at creativecommons.org> writes:

> Interesting find. Curiously, the OGA FAQ contradicts itself on
> GPL/BY-SA compatibility, first getting it wrong:
>
> "Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
>     This license requires you to release the source your entire
> project under the same license or one with similar terms, such as the
> GNU GPL. If you're trying to sell a game, this is probably something
> you want to avoid, as you will be required to distribute the source
> code, and your users will be allowed to distribute it as well."
>
> (also getting BY-SA wrong in that it isn't a source-requiring copyleft)
>
> If anyone is involved in the OGA community and wants to try to get
> those things corrected, please do. :)
>

I just had a long conversation with the people in OpenGameArt; they said
they'd fix this.

I also got a lot of feedback from the OGA people; I'm going to try and
compile a document that goes through it point by point.


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