[okfn-discuss] Modding CC-licenses for data

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jun 22 12:44:01 UTC 2007

Luis Villa wrote:
> 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

That would be great Luis.

> 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,
> though.

I think you are right re. GPL but as you say it might be very relevant 
for GFDL. This might also have some relation to the important question 
of CC and GFDL compatibility.


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