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Re: Creative Commons license summary (version 4)

Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 10:32:58 -0400 Evan Prodromou wrote:
>>I've made a new version of the Creative Commons license summary
>>available here:
>>	http://people.debian.org/~evan/ccsummary.html
> Something I didn't notice before:
> * "the acceptability of software and other content"
> Content? Which "other content" does Debian distribute besides software?
> If, by "software", you mean non-hardware (as it seems from the rest of
> the document), Debian only distributes software and "and other content"
> could be misleading, I would say...

I agree with you that this statement is potentially redundant if one
uses the "non-hardware" definition of software.  However, given that
Creative Commons intentionally targets non-programs, and given that not
everyone uses "software" to mean "any set of bits", I think it is
preferable to use the potentially-redundant "software and other content"
rather than the potentially-too-narrow "software".  I believe the latter
has more potential for confusion than the former.

- Josh Triplett

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