[theme-reviewers] Public Domain Dedication
emil at themeid.com
Wed Jul 11 20:19:58 UTC 2012
Got this from Nathan this morning:
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Just about a month after you wrote to me last year, the FSF announced
that they were listing CC0 as compatible with the GPL, and therefore
suitable for software:
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On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Yulian Yordanov <yul.yordanov at gmail.com>wrote:
> Public Domain always was and it is GPL compatible. May be abreviation
> "CC0" mislead users that CC0 is kind of CC-license. But it's rather "no
> (zero) license in this work", than 'this work is under CC license".
> Here is the explanation from gnu.org
> Being in the public domain is not a license; rather, it means the
> material is not copyrighted and no license is needed. Practically speaking,
> though, if a work is in the public domain, it might as well have an
> all-permissive non-copyleft free software license. Public domain material
> is compatible with the GNU GPL.
> If you want to release your work to the public domain, we encourage you to
> use formal tools to do so. We ask people who make small contributions to
> GNU to sign a disclaimer form; that's one solution. If you're working on a
> project that doesn't have formal contribution policies like that, CC0<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#CC0>
> is a good tool that anyone can use. It formally dedicates your work to
> the public domain, and provides a fallback license for cases where that is
> not legally possible.
> На 11.7.2012 г. 06:11 ч., Emil Uzelac написа:
> Quick input CC0 was there last year as well
> http://web.archive.org/web/20110513233940/http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.htmlbut I can see May only and I've contacted CC in March. Maybe this was
> changed somewhere in the middle.
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
>> Well that settles it, last year when I contacted CC they told me that
>> there's no compatibility between CC and GPL. All right, good news and
>> thanks for this! There's no way knowing or seeing the history here I guess,
>> meaning that what changed and when, or if this was like that before.
>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM, Sayontan Sinha <sayontan at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I was under the impression that CC0 is GPL compatible (
>>> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#CC0), and that it is the
>>> only GPL-compatible CC license.
>>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
>>>> Hey Guys,
>>>> Quick question and I know that this was already discussed and that I
>>>> was the one to preach about CC not being GPL-Compatible with any version
>>>> and all that, however can we see if
>>>> http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en can be
>>>> accepted anyways? For example images and other good stuff. "Public Domain
>>>> Dedication" has 0 copyrights, no restrictions either... Or at least revisit
>>>> what the CC guy told us over the e-mail.
>>>> Am I asking too much?
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