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Re: Licensing issue in images files on several packages

Le Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 11:39:08AM +0200, Clement Hermann a écrit :
> I saw that on my Sid system, some packages have the same issue :
> rgrep -rl 'by-sa/2\.0' /usr/share/icons/*/scalable |xargs dlocate
> --package-only
> gitg
> network-manager-gnome
> soundconverter
> thunar-volman
> xfburn
> xfce4-battery-plugin
> xfce4-fsguard-plugin
> xfce4-power-manager-data
> There may be more, since it only reports the packages I have installed.
> It doesn't seem to be dual-licensing, judging from the content of the
> svg files involved.

Indeed, a quick look with codesearch.debian.net shows that they are the tree
that hide the forest.

At this point, why not deciding that after all CC-BY-SA 2.0 is accaptable for
Debian.  Sorry for repeating myself, but there is not first-hand explanation of
what is wrong with this license.  I think that pointers to personal pages or
discussions on debian-legal@lists.debian.org are not good explanations, as a
lot of things that are written there do not represent Debian's point of view.
Altogether, if there is no written and official justification of the problems
with CC-BY-SA 2.0, that explains how this has been solved with version 3.0 and
how the same problem does not affect currently accepted licenses, then the
rejection of CC-BY-SA 2.0 is not justified.



Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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