[Mageia-artwork] Meeting Summary, 15th of June

Max Quarterpleen bogusman222 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 10:17:37 CEST 2011

> > 4. general artwork licence
> > --------------------------
> > Our artwork needs to be licensed. Therefore we decided to have a general
> > licence, which is valid for all work, that is not licensed especially. We
> > decided to use the Creative Commons 3.0 with attribution, non-commercial
> and
> > share-alike. If there are any concerns over this license, please let us
> > know.
> Using Creative Commons licenses is an excellent option. But the
> NC/Non-Commercial clause is a no-go. It makes the thing licensed
> totally incompatible (in spirit and in detail) with FSF/OSI definition
> of free software/open source - thus makes redistribution/derivatives
> of the Mageia platform (and that's not what we want for the
> distribution).
> CC-By-SA is perfectly acceptable on the other hand (that's what would
> be the most like sort of a GPL translated for non-software works - and
> we use it for the wiki).
I dunno, something about doing lots of hard work for a good cause because we
want to, and then somebody else packaging it for profit? That rankles.
I realize that CC-By-SA is  more to the spirit of GPL, but it still rankles.
Also, isn't Mageia a not-for-profit foundation? Who would redistribute the
artwork for profit? Other devels/artists? That's even worse!
The point of allowing commercial software to be GPL'd (as I understand it)
is to allow devels to profit from their hard work. But if we "work for" a
not-for-profit organization, and we don't want any profit from the work
anyway, then there's no point in allowing commercial redistribution!
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