[arch-dev-public] Licenses: Is Creative Commons in our list?
jason at archlinux.org
Sun May 4 14:02:23 EDT 2008
On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 1:44 AM, Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On May 04, 2008 12:17 AM PDT, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > > Excuse the naive question, but while putting together some PKGBUILDs for
> > > the Arch artwork stuff, I couldn't find any reference to the Creative
> > > Commons licenses in /usr/share/licenses. Am I missing something or
> > > do we need to add this to our collection?
> > >
> > > The Arch Linux logo (and other related artwork) is released under CC
> > > license so I want to make sure I flag these properly.
> > I don't believe it is. I can add it to the package if we have a need
> > for it though. If you could track me down a plain-text copy of it or
> > point me to a link, that would be great.
> > -Dan
> I'll do that...I did discover that a couple of packages (e.g.
> tango-icon-theme) do use an individual copy of the CC license.
> The thing is, there are several versions of this license and each with
> their own version numbers (2.0, 2.5, etc.) so I can see it being a
> potential headache. At the same time it's use is becoming mainstream
> so it might be worthwhile.
> Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
I think the different versions are fairly compatible (maybe I'm
wrong), but you would have to support all the variations for sure:
cc-by, cc-by-nc, cc-by-nd, cc-by-nc-nd, cc-by-sa, cc-by-nc-sa,
cc-sampling+, cc-nc-sampling+, etc.
I suppose we could just add them as we go. How many have you seen in
the wild as of yet?
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