[Mageia-dev] Fortune Cookies Collections Policy

blind Pete 0123peter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 07:54:22 CEST 2012

nicolas vigier wrote:

> 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 :
> http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Copyrights
> Most countries have laws that allows publishing short quotes of
> copyrighed work. So if done within limits, it should be ok.

What most countries allow is not important.  What matters is the 
law in the county (or countries) where you have a presence.  

> Maybe we can use the same limits as wikiquote :
> http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Limits_on_quotations

blind Pete
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