[okfn-discuss] Modding CC-licenses for data

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Fri Jun 22 12:23:38 UTC 2007

On 6/22/07, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> > The GPL-3 final draft contains this section:
> >
> > ""Copyright" also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of
> > works, such as semiconductor masks."
> >
> > Could this be stretched to cover the DB right? Is it worth very quickly
> > trying to get the FSF to add DB right?
> Might be an idea though there focus is very much on the computer
> (software/hardware) side of things. How do you suggest we go about
> raising this?

If no one objects, I'll mention this in my GPL committee, and cc:
anyone who wants to be cc'd. But the response will probably be
something along the lines of 'GPL isn't appropriate for data.' It may
put the idea in their heads to expand/modify the upcoming GFDL,


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