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Re: Preferred licences for audio data

On Sun,  4 Feb 2007 17:28:39 +0000 (GMT) MJ Ray wrote:

> Matthew Johnson <debian@matthew.ath.cx> wrote:
> > So, does debian-legal have any suggestions for the most appropriate
> > licence for audio data which is DFSG-compatible? [...]
> I would suggest:
> 1. the same licence as the rest of the software, maybe with additional
> permissions for performance and recording;
> 2. the MIT/Expat licence;
> 3. the GPL (the definition of Programs is smart enough to cope),
> maybe with additional permissions;

So far so good.

> 4. the Design Science License or Free Art License (I think... note
> GPL-incompatibility);

I disagree with suggestion number 4.

The Free Art License was previously discussed on debian-legal[1] and it
was concluded that it is a poorly written license and, hence, not a
choice I would recommend (even assuming it's a DFSG-free one, which I'm
not sure it is...)

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/09/msg00131.html

I'm not a big fan of the Design Science License, either, even though
it's considered to be an acceptable choice as far as the DFSG are
concerned, IIRC.

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