anelok: new and enhanced Y-Box (draft)
edorfaus at xepher.net
Fri Jan 17 22:26:09 EST 2014
On 01/17/2014 12:03 PM, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> EdorFaus wrote:
>> ... Although, hm. A bit of looking around shows that CC-BY-SA is not
>> compatible with the GNU GPL.
> Ah, what's the problem ?
Well, IANAL, so I'm not sure really, but  at least says so for
CC-BY-SA v2, and the comments to the answer on  seems to say that
this holds for v3 as well. I haven't really looked into it in very much
detail though, so I suppose at least the latter could be wrong.
Or if you were asking why incompatibility is a problem, well, mostly
just that it would make it hard to include parts of one in the other,
which might possibly be useful for documentation? (Although I suppose
such uses might fall under fair use or something? I don't really know.)
I'm not sure if it's really a significant issue in practice, and my
search results also indicate many just ignore the issue and combine them
anyway, whether or not that's technically legal in their case.
>> P.S. Things would be *so* much simpler if only everyone could use
>> CC0 instead of all these other licenses... Fat chance of that
>> happening though.
[snip reasons why we can't do that]
Yeah, that's pretty much precisely what I meant - it would be nice if we
could, but in practice, we *can't*, so we won't. No matter how complex
that makes things.
I do see that I wasn't very clear about that though, sorry about that.
It's basically the same line of thinking as I have with regards to the
core tenet of communism. It's a rather nice-sounding idea, IMO - but it
doesn't work in practice. We humans simply aren't built for it.
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