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  • From: Evan Prodromou <evan AT>
  • To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: Free Documentation License
  • Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:04:09 -0500

>>>>> "ML" == Mike Linksvayer <ml AT> writes:

ML> If you are producing free-as-in-free-software documentation
ML> you'd probably want to avoid most CC licenses as they aren't
ML> DFSG-free, though I suspect by, sa, and by-sa are very close.

Yes, I believe those meet the DFSG guidelines (and the OSI
guidelines). There's an ongoing question in the Debian community
whether documentation needs to be DFSG free, and what Debian's
position vis-a-vis Open Content is.

There's also the well-publicized controversy over whether, if Debian
has a position on Open Content documentation, the GFDL meets it.

ML> (I'll see about getting some nuanced explanation included in
ML> the FAQ.)



Evan Prodromou <evan AT>
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