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From: David Maus <dmaus@ictsoc.de>
To: Bastien <bastien.guerry@wikimedia.fr>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: What license for Worg?
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 21:36:34 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zkwv7f3x.wl%dmaus@ictsoc.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8739uvxaci.fsf@gnu.org>

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Bastien wrote:
>Hi Tycho,

>tycho garen <garen@tychoish.com> writes:

>> This seems fine, the only possible concern that I have with this is
>> that GFDL licensed code snippets aren't compatible with the GPL. I'm
>> not sure how much actual code is in worg, and if this is an issue, but
>> it's worth considering.

>Mhh.. yes, you're right.

>> My impulse for free-software-style writing projects is to use the
>> emacs wiki license statement which says CC-BY-SA/GFDL/GPL 3 or later
>> (with a clarification of what constitutes "corresponding source
>> code"), but that might be a bit vague in some cases.

>Here is what I read at the bottom of every emacswiki.org page:

>  This work is licensed to you under version 2 of the GNU General Public
>  License. Alternatively, you may choose to receive this work under any
>  other license that grants the right to use, copy, modify, and/or
>  distribute the work, as long as that license imposes the restriction
>  that derivative works have to grant the same rights and impose the
>  same restriction. For example, you may choose to receive this work
>  under the GNU Free Documentation License, the CreativeCommons
>  ShareAlike License, the XEmacs manual license, or similar licenses.

>So this is GPLv2.  Any idea why this isn't GPLv3?

>Also, I find the formulation a bit confusing.  Is it the standard
>formulation when multi-licensing?  Where can I found an example of a
>clear multi-licensing statement?

IIRC there was some back and forth about compatibility of this
statement and the GPL, but cannot remember where I read this.  This is
obvious, but why not just drop a message to FSF legal team with the
question about this issue?  After all, Org mode is part of Gnu Emacs
and Worg is Org's community page.

  -- David
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2010-08-09 19:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2010-08-02 12:33 What license for Worg? Bastien
2010-08-02 16:59 ` David Maus
2010-08-02 18:50   ` Bernt Hansen
2010-08-03  9:34 ` Ian Barton
2010-08-04  4:26   ` Bastien
2010-08-13 23:32     ` Eric S Fraga
2010-08-03 12:53 ` tycho garen
2010-08-04  4:36   ` Bastien
2010-08-08 21:10     ` tycho garen
2010-08-09 19:36     ` David Maus [this message]
2010-08-10  1:35       ` Memnon Anon
2010-08-10 15:41       ` Bastien
2010-08-04  5:36 ` Bastien
2010-08-04  7:14   ` Ian Barton
2010-08-06  8:31     ` Bastien
2010-08-06  9:25   ` Andreas Röhler
2010-08-04 12:33 ` Sebastian Rose

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