[Pkg-db-devel] Bug#256332: Clarification of redistribution

Florian Weimer Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>, 256332@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 09 Jul 2004 11:53:35 +0200

* Brian M. Carlson:

> Actually, the Attribution and Attribution-ShareAlike Licenses from 
> Creative Commons are not DFSG-free. See the summary on debian-legal 
> [0].

> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/04/msg00031.html

This is a different license, version 1.0 of the Attribution license.
The current version 2.0 of the Attribution Share-Alike license does
not seem to have those problems.

> It would probably work best if you just licensed the docs under the
> same license as the code.

The CC license actually grants *more* rights (with respect to
dissemination etc.) than the source code license.  Why should
Sleepycat use a more restrictive license?

> If you do insist in licensing under the Attribution Share-Alike license, 
> then Debian will not be able to distribute the documentation, which is 
> a shame, considering that I use them plenty.

Not so fast.  We still can make a case-by-case decision, as suggested
in <http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/06/msg00121.html>.