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

Sandra Lippiatt sllippiatt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 20:27:58 EDT 2013


It is standard academic publishing practice to indicate the source of
material you are copying.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Francesco Poli
<invernomuto at paranoici.org>wrote:

> 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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