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

MJ Ray MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>, 256332@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 09 Jul 2004 11:22:54 +0100

On 2004-07-09 10:53:35 +0100 Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> * Brian M. Carlson:
>> [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.

I think there are still problems with works under 2.0. There's an 
additional problem that most people include the CC trademark terms as 
part of their copyright licence because CC haven't clearly indicated 
the end of the licence.

> [...] We still can make a case-by-case decision, as suggested
> in <http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2004/06/msg00121.html>.

That URL suggests that some debian-legal regulars have argued against 
DFSG evasion for documentation many times, which probably isn't what 
you meant to post.

The licence seems to refer only to "software" and not "programs". I 
don't see a problem in putting the documentation included under the 
same licence. If greater clarity is desired, one could clearly define 
"software" covered by the licence somehow, such as the programs and 
other included material relating to them. IANAL but I don't remember a 
lawyer pointing me at a software-program equivalence in law; in fact, 
quite the opposite.

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