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Re: Proposed licence for Debconf video recordings



On Fri, 19 May 2006 11:55:56 +0200 Henning Makholm wrote:

> Scripsit Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it>
> > On Thu, 18 May 2006 19:56:21 +0100 Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 
> >>  The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
> >> -distributed with all copies and transcodings of the recording or
> >> +distributed with all copies, transformations and adaptations of
> >the work or >  substantial portions thereof.
> 
> > I'm not sure if this phrasing tries to require that transformations
> > and adaptations (a subset of derivative works) be licensed under the
> > same license as the original work.
> 
> I cannot see how this is different from how BSD licenses require that
> the BSD copyright blurb *itself* is retained with all derivates.
> 
> Everybody seems to agree that this does not make the BSD license
> viral, and that a derivor is free to give fewer rights to his part of
> the copyright in the derived work than the original BSD author gave to
> his part.

Mmmmh, yes, you're right.

OK, so I think that the current proposal is a good license for Debconf
video recordings[1].


[1] even though I'd slightly prefer an unmodified Expat license, in
order to avoid contributing to license proliferation, but oh well...

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