[cc-licenses] Please make CCL compatibel with the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG)

Greg London email at greglondon.com
Thu Oct 12 13:55:07 EDT 2006

> I am a long term Debian User and Linux Developer (not Debian)
> and like to see the Creative Common Licenses compatible with
> the DFSG (Debian Free Software Guidelines) since I am interested
> in putting stuff into debian which is released under the CCL 2.5
> because it is no documentation and no software.

Parallel distribution allows proprietary monopolization
of CC-SA works on a DRM platform.

The anti-TPM clause keeps the work Free by prohibiting
monopolization, but while allowing users to apply DRM
locally to a work if they wish to do so.

If license compatibility is your only concern, then I
suggest that Debian and CC use the -best- license,
not just 'any license that is compatible'.

Debian can maintain license compatibility by reexamining
its refusal to look at the weaknesses of parallel distribution
and the monopolizations it allows.

Take the Courage Vow
Pass it on.

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