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Re: is CC BY 3.0 DFSG-free, again

Hi Sean,

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 01:58:23PM -0700, Sean Robinson wrote:
>   I have looked around and not found a definitive answer to whether CC BY
> 3.0 is DFSG-free.  http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses mentions CC BY-SA
> 3.0, but not CC BY 3.0.  And previous discussions on this list have been
> unclear on a distinction and unresolved about their status wrt DFSG.

I don't know which previous discussions you refer to, but reviewing the
licenses, the *only* difference I see between CC BY 3.0 and CC BY-SA 3.0 is
that CC BY-SA includes an *additional* restriction relative the CC BY (the
copyleft requirement).

Therefore, if CC BY-SA 3.0 is ok, CC BY 3.0 is also ok.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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