[Mageia-dev] Fortune Cookies Collections Policy

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Fri Jun 15 12:48:33 CEST 2012

On Fri, 15 Jun 2012, Shlomi Fish wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like to prepare Mageia packages for more UNIX fortune cookies'
> collections (see the fortune-mod program and
> http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/fortunes/ ), but I'm wondering when it is
> acceptable to package them and when it wouldn't be, given that fortune files
> often contain texts and quotes from heterogeneous sources, and licensed under
> various licences (including "All-Rights-Reserved" ones).
> For example, can I package the collection here -
> http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/fortunes/ - which is by me and which its 
> blanket licence is the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence
> (CC-by-sa), but which contains text by many authors and under many licences?

I think it is almost the same as wikiquote :

Most countries have laws that allows publishing short quotes of
copyrighed work. So if done within limits, it should be ok.

Maybe we can use the same limits as wikiquote :

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