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Re: Question about GPL and CC-BY SA 3.0



> There are many quotes/paragraphs from famous people on wikiquote.org,
> and I'd like to cherry-pick some of those content
> (they are distributed under CC-BY SA 3.0)
> into the package I am maintaining.
>
> At first I thought ignoring the license issue is ok,
> as the content I chose is *definitely* known by most people,
> and, does anyone possesses the copyright of creations of 
> old/ancient leterator ? I think no.
> However, those content were collected, edited, and verified by 
> wikipedia/wikiquotes ...

If you're cherry-picking, I'd say that it would probably be fine. Copying full pages, probably not. If you tell us what package it is, it might give us a better idea.

> I can patiently read
> https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/
> and specify the CC-BY SA 3.0 licence in file debian/copyright,
> but what to fill in copyright file? wikiquote.org?

Wikiquote doesn't own the copyrights, so no. If it were me, I'd use the editing history to try and find the people who added the relevant quotes, and use their names, or if I could not find them, their usernames.

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