[Pkg-db-devel] Bug#256332: Clarification of redistribution
Florian Weimer <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.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
>  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