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Re: data and software licence incompatabilities?

Le Sun, Sep 01, 2013 at 11:39:16AM -0400, Paul Tagliamonte a écrit :
> Perhaps you'd be interested in helping: http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/01/msg00043.html 

I can not write your explanations for you, sorry.  I have read the diff between
the versions 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 mutiple times, and I have not found anything
convincing that would support the current situation of rejecting 2.0  and
accepting 3.0.  Note that I already asked.


I think that your call for help here is upside-down: we can spend years
documenting rare licenses where it is obvious that they do not fit the DFSG.
This will not make a significant difference.  What will be much more helpful
would be to have a clear documentation the frequently problematic cases, with
the pros and cons, and the final decision taken.

Again, it is your decision, which I do not understand, so I can not write the
explanation for it.  But I would be grateful if you did.  It does not need to
be long: there is at least one sentence in CC 2.0 licenses, that has been changed
in CC 3.0 licences to make them Free.

The reason I ask with so much insistance is that I really feel like an idiot
when I contact upstream to ask them to relicense works, and I am not able to
explain why it matters.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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