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Re: FAIwiki Copyrights



On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 17:29:20 +0200 Geert Stappers wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 05:15:54PM +0200, Henning Sprang wrote:
[...]
> > "creative commons attribution 2.5" is one of these, that one that
> > allows absolute freedom apart from the original author must be
> > mentioned. Sorry for not posting a link to it and to the faiwiki
> > copyright page, here they go:
> > 
> > http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
> > 
> > http://faiwiki.informatik.uni-koeln.de/index.php/FAIWiki:Copyrights
> 
> | Attribution 2.5
> | 
> | You are free:
> | 
> |     * to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
> |     * to make derivative works
> |     * to make commercial use of the work
> | 
> | Under the following conditions:
> | by	
> | Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by
> | the author or licensor.
> | 
> |     * For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others
> |     the * license terms of this work.
> |     * Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission
> |     from * the copyright holder.
> | 
> | Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.
> | 
> 
> Sounds reasonable to me.

Unfortunately, this is just the human-readable explanation of the
license (or whatever they call it). The actual license is another
story...  :-(

If the goal is to comply with the DFSG, you do *not* reach it by
adopting any current Creative Commons license.

All the Creative Commons licenses have been judged non-free by
debian-legal.
For version 1.0 licenses, see
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/04/msg00031.html
For version 2.0 licenses, see
http://people.debian.org/~evan/ccsummary.html

Version 2.5 licenses feature *some* little improvements, but they do not
solve, AFAICT, all the issues that were found out in 2.0 ones.


If you are willing to choose a non-copyleft DFSG-free license for a
Wiki, I would suggest one of the following licenses:

Expat (a.k.a. MIT) http://www.jclark.com/xml/copying.txt
X11 (a.k.a. MIT) http://www.x.org/Downloads_terms.html
2-clause BSD http://www.gnu.org/licenses/info/BSD_2Clause.html


I hope this helps...  :)


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