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The trouble with artwork and free software licenses

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 80.221.4.212] on September 26, 2007 10:04 PM
"But to be GPL-compatible, a license must also be a copyleft license -- meaning the license ensures that once a work is made available to the public, it cannot be taken away again. CC-BY makes no such requirement, thus it is not copyleft and is incompatible with the GPL."

This is just plain wrong. Several non-copyleft licenses are GPL-compatible, at least according to the Free Software Foundation [1]. If the Creative Commons licenses are incompatible with the GPL, that's purely due to other reasons.

[1] http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/

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