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  • From: Sandra Lippiatt <sllippiatt AT>
  • To: Development of Creative Commons licenses <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] Draft 4 discussion period: license drafts and open issues
  • Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:27:58 +1000

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> 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:

 New GnuPG key, see the transition document!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
 GnuPG key fpr == CA01 1147 9CD2 EFDF FB82  3925 3E1C 27E1 1F69 BFFE

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