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Re: DEP licenses

(Dropping Cc on -project, adding To to -legal. If you reply, please
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Hi debian-legal,

On 29/05/08 at 13:54 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 01:51:33PM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > I'm not sure what would be the best practical license for DEPs, so I'm
> > hesitant to recommend one at this point. Perhaps one of the Creative
> > Commons ones? The current batch has some free ones, right?
> If we really want to provide a default, an interesting one would be a
> license which requires changing title/authorship upon changes, just to
> distinguish the "official" DEP document from derivatives. I've no idea
> if something free like that exists or not, but in principle it doesn't
> look like that different from DFSG-free licenses requiring the
> distribution in patch format (or maybe we can directly go for one of
> them?).
> Note that this is not a requirement, as the official DEP document will
> always be available from dep.debian.net, but as a default it would make
> sense.

We are looking for a license that could be recommended as a "default"
license for DEPs in DEP0.

The subthread on -project starts with

The basic requirements are: (AFAIK)
- not copylefted, so we can include the document in another document
- suitable for documents
- require changing title/authorship upon changes (see above)

Could you recommend one?

Thank you,
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