[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Using a CC-3.0-BY file as data file for a GPL program



On Thu,  6 Sep 2007 12:17:11 +0100 (BST) MJ Ray wrote:

> Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa@gmail.com> wrote:
> > By the by, is CC-3.0-BY itself DFSG-free? [...]
> 
> My understanding is that the project is treating works under CC-3.0-BY
> as meeting the DFSG,

...unfortunately, I should add...   :-(

> but the CC-3.0-BY is a confusing licence with
> many unresolved questions (lawyerbombs) which I prefer to avoid.

IMO, it *fails* to meet the DFSG.
But other people (including, apparently, the ftp-masters...) disagree
with me. 

You[1] may take a look at
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/07/msg00124.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/05/msg00192.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/03/msg00024.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/03/msg00023.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/02/msg00059.html
and the threads that followed, for further details.


[1] where "You" refers to Shriramana, not to MJ: I am pretty sure that
    MJ is well aware of those previous discussions!  ;-)


Ah, the usual disclaimers: IANAL, TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP.


-- 
 http://frx.netsons.org/doc/nanodocs/testing_workstation_install.html
 Need to read a Debian testing installation walk-through?
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
 GnuPG key fpr == C979 F34B 27CE 5CD8 DC12  31B5 78F4 279B DD6D FCF4

Attachment: pgpPXvwqSHEP0.pgp
Description: PGP signature


Reply to: