[PD-ot] Debian's stance on the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-by)
fbar at footils.org
Wed May 12 20:26:39 CEST 2004
I just stumbled accros this:
It's interesting why debian-legal sees CC-By as "non-free". Quote:
non-free Restricts modification
* It appears (though it's slightly unclear) that credit to
original author(s) must be as prominently displayed, and in
the same location, as credit to any other author. This
restricts modification (DFSG §3).
* When any Licensor asks, all references to their name(s) must
be purged from the work. This restricts modification (DFSG
* Use of the "Creative Commons" trademark (or related
trademark or logo) appears to be a license violation, and thus grounds
for a copyright holder to revoke the license. This violates the
"Tentacles of Evil" test and can remove all freedoms the license
This references the trademark notice on the license's
website where it is not obvious if this notice is part of the license.
I think, especially the trademark issue is noteworthy.
Frank Barknecht _ ______footils.org__
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