Re: Alternatives to Creative Commons
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 10:34:03AM -0400, Arc Riley wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Jamie Jones <email@example.com>wrote:
> > Multiple tar.gz files could probably fix that - or requiring users to
> > checkout from the revision control system.
> GPLv3 section 5c (note bold text):
> c) You must license the entire work, as a whole, under this
> License to anyone who comes into possession of a copy. This
> License will therefore apply, along with any applicable section 7
> additional terms, to the whole of the work, and all its parts,
> *regardless of how they are packaged*. This License gives no
> permission to license the work in any other way, but it does not
> invalidate such permission if you have separately received it.
> Clearly you cannot escape the terms of the GPL by splitting the work into
> different packages, otherwise everyone would do this.
This is a circular argument. You have not established that the data and
code comprise a single work under copyright law.
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