On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Anthony <wikim...@inbox.org> wrote: > Forwarding this from the CC-licenses list. The WMF should explore > what impact, if any, one-way CC-BY-SA to GPL compatibility would have > on WMF projects. Is anyone at the WMF talking to CC/FSF about this?
I've been paying attention to the license revision process since it began, trying to flag any issues I thought were relevant to us--and now I have just started working at Creative Commons as part of their legal team. I will definitely be thinking about the impact on WMF projects and trying to make sure people are aware of anything important! Cheers, Kat > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Christopher Allan Webber <cweb...@creativecommons.org> > Date: Thu, May 31, 2012 at 4:51 PM > Subject: [cc-community] CC 4.0 and the GNU GPL > To: cc-commun...@lists.ibiblio.org > > > Hi all... to revive a thread that's been quiet publicly (but not > privately) for some time: > > Brett Smith <br...@fsf.org> writes: >>> How receptive generally might be the FSF to working on GPL >>> compatibility? (Is the case made for compatibility rationale >>> compelling enough?) >> >> Very receptive. Some of the toughest questions I deal with in my job >> pertain to license interactions in cases like you describe, where a >> piece of software is under the GPL and associated materials under >> another, often CC BY or CC BY-SA. Being able to simplify the answers to >> those questions would be very worthwhile. > > There haven't been any updates on this in a while, but I wanted to > inform that there is work being done to try and move this forward. > Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation (with the assistance > of the Software Freedom Law Center as counsel) are working together > and are doing our best to explore this as a serious possibility. > > As license stewards of CC licenses and the GNU GPL respectively, we wanted > to make clear that both Creative Commons and the Free Software > Foundation think this is an important issue and worth persuing. Both > of our organiztions agree that license interoperability, especially > amongst copyleft licenses, is an important goal. > > At the moment, the general plan is to try to explore both CC BY and CC > BY-SA one-way compatibility with the GNU GPL, aiming for direct > compatibility of terms (think Apache 2.0 and GNU GPL compatibility) with > CC BY, and compatibility between CC BY-SA and the GNU GPL via optional > relicensing (think MPL 2.0 and GNU GPL compatibility). We are still > exploring possibilities, however. > > Thanks for your interest, we will try to keep this conversation > updated as we move along. > - Chris > _______________________________________________ > List info and archives at > http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/cc-community > Unsubscribe at http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/options/cc-community > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l -- Your donations keep Wikipedia free: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate Web: http://www.mindspillage.org Email: k...@wikimedia.org, k...@mindspillage.org (G)AIM, Freenode, gchat, identi.ca, twitter, various social sites: mindspillage _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l