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Re: Open Government Data License & CC-BY 4.0

From: Alex Vong
Subject: Re: Open Government Data License & CC-BY 4.0
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:43:27 +0800
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Alex Vong <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello Brendan,
> If I understand correctly, CC-BY 4.0 is a non-copyleft license. Since
> the license is compatible with CC-BY 4.0, it is also a permissive
> license. So I think using 'license:non-copyleft' should work.
Also, you can add a comment stating that the license is compatible with
CC-BY 4.0 likes how Debian does it.

>> ng0 於 2017-04-25 17:47 寫道:
>>> 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
>> Well the license seems to be compatible with CC-BY 4.0 because it
>> explicitly states so in clause 4.2. Or is it compatible as a matter of
>> fact and that clause is simply pointing it out, and so it may also be
>> compatible with CC-BY 3.0? When we assign a license in a Guix package
>> definition, my understanding is that this is a statement saying
>> effectively "If you look in the source tar.gz, you will see that this
>> package is in fact licensed under ... license, perhaps in the COPYING
>> file". If I set the license to CC-BY 4.0, would that be claiming the
>> Taiwanese government has issued the font under that license. Does clause
>> 4.2 mean "You can redistribute this under CC-BY 4.0 with your name on
>> it, if you want" or "We grant you this under the CC-BY 4.0". I'm not
>> even sure if that is a meaningful distinction in copyright law. If the
>> former is actually correct, does this require me as a Guix dev to add a
>> COPYING file distributing the font under CC-BY 4.0 under my name or
>> what? Can I say truthfully that the source .zip file containing the
>> fonts is under the CC-BY 4.0 ?

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