[cc-licenses] Draft 4 discussion period: license drafts and open issues

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Tue Sep 17 18:47:51 EDT 2013


On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:03:28 -0700 Gregory Maxwell wrote:

[...]
> The
> result is legally ambiguous: what happens when works from multiple
> sources are combined?  Do we end up having to maintain a long list of
> URLs with every work and print them along with them?
[...]

While I share the dislike for excessive attribution requirements,
I don't feel that this specific requirement to preserve URIs is non-free
in itself... just inadvisable.

> 
> In the area of free software, licenses with advertising clauses are
> not tolerated and are considered unfree (e.g. BSD with advertising
> clause).

This is not correct: 4-clause-BSD-licensed works are generally
considered Free Software, although the 4th clause of that license is
often considered obnoxious:
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#OriginalBSD


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