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Bug#562920: Including Create Commons v3.0 licenses in /usr/share/common-licenses

On Tue, 29 Dec 2009, Modestas Vainius wrote:

> In my opinion, DFSG-free Create Commons v3.0 licenses are already
> common enough to be included in /usr/share/common-licenses:
> CC-BY-3.0 - Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported:
>   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
>   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
> CC-BY-SA-3.0 - Create Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported:
>   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
>   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

Yesterday, I did a survey of all licenses in Debian, which among other
things attempted to locate all uses of this license by either its title
(case-insensitive and whitespace-insensitive) or via the DEP-5 format.
The result was 52 binary packages in the archive using CC-BY 3.0 and 79
binary packages in the archive using CC-BY-SA 3.0.

While we don't have any strict criteria for inclusion in common-licenses,
this is well shy of the least-used license already present (the GFDL, at
875 binary packages).  I don't believe either of these licenses used
nearly frequently enough to warrant inclusion in common-licenses.

I'm marking this bug as rejected accordingly, although it will stay open
for a while in case anyone disagrees and wants to make a case for its

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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