[arch-dev-public] Licenses: Is Creative Commons in our list?

Jason Chu 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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