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  • From: Chris Croome <chris AT>
  • To: Dave Turner via RT <licensing AT>
  • Cc: cc-licenses AT
  • Subject: Re: [ #16904] Creative Commons Share Alike License and the GPL
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:41:55 +0000


Thanks for the reply, I feared that the CC share alike license might
not be GPL-compatible :-(

Perhaps Creative Commons might what to consider what changes would
be required to be made to make the share alike license
GPL-compatible since it's aim does seem to be the creation of
copyleft material?

Dual licensing material with a GPL-compatible license like the
Design Science or Free Art ones [2] might be good interim measure --
it's something I'm considering.



On Tue 14-Jan-2003 at 11:49:44AM -0500, Dave Turner via RT wrote:
> The Share Alike license isn't GPL-compatible, because it requires
> derivative works to be distributed under its exact terms, and its
> exact terms aren't the GPL. For instance, they include:
> >> You may not distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or
> publicly digitally perform the Work with any technological
> measures that control access or use of the Work in a manner
> inconsistent with the terms of this License Agreement. <<
> I'm not actually sure that that provision is consistent with it
> being a Free Software license.
> On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 17:56, Chris Croome via RT wrote:
> >
> > I'd be interested to know (and I'm sure others would too) if the
> > Creative Commons Share Alike License [1] is considered to be GPL
> > compatible in the way that the Design Science and Free Art
> > licenses are?
> >
> > If there is a FSF position it would be great if you added the
> > information to this page:
> >
> >
> >
> > [1]


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