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Re: Open Government Data License & CC-BY 4.0

From: ng0
Subject: Re: Open Government Data License & CC-BY 4.0
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:47:54 +0000


Brendan Tildesley transcribed 0.9K bytes:
> I would like to package the cns-11643 fonts published at
> , however the license (
> ) is the Open Government Data License
> published by the Taiwanese government, and is not available in Guix.
> According to
> and the license it's self (clause 4.2) The license is compatible with
> the CC-BY 4.0 license, although that is not in Guix either it seems. I

CC-BY 3.0 is in Guix. Unless something fundamental changed in 4.0, 4.0
should be okay to add in the variants which are not CC-BY-NC.

Licenses can be added in guix/licenses.scm

> do not understand the legalities, but it seems that this license is only
> really usable in Taiwan, and so we should use the CC-BY 4.0 instead.
> This is how debian has set their license file:
> In any case, I find it all rather perplexing. What is the appropriate
> way to deal with this in Guix and how should this package's (license
> ...) be set?

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