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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 <hentai_yagi@yahoo.com.au>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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