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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Example Licences

I don't think you can GPL a design - the language doesn't make sense.
I have not had a response from the Debian folks as to what license
they would consider "free". Note it's only Debian that appears to have
this problem with the CC licenses, and they (sadly) have a problem with
the OSL too (despite it having OSI approval). If there is a reciprocal
(i.e. sharealike) license approved by Debian that works for things
other than source code, I'd like to know it.


--On 17 August 2006 15:11 +0000 Joachim Breitner <nomeata@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


hoping that the Freeing of Xara is near, I want to bring up the licences
of the examples. Currently, they are under a licences that is not free
in the Debian sense, meaning that it can't go into main. I would
recommend dual-licencing it, for example with the BSD licence (which
would be nice for the users, because then they can use the exampels as
starting points for their own work) or, if that is not acceptable, the
GPL. If that is not ok, because you think GPL is not suited for
non-programs, we can look for another one.

In any case, but especially if the dual-licencing can not be done in
time for the Freeing, I'd recomment distributing them in a separate tar
ball. Not every person that downloads the source tarball is interested
in the examples, new versions of distribution package would download
faster if the versioning of the program and the examples would not be
tied together and, last but not least, if there is a licencing issue
with the examples, it's easier for me to put one in main and one in


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