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Re: LDraw parts list and programs in Debian - any more programs wanted?
July 14, 2013 06:49AM
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Orion Pobursky
I seem to remember a discussion that the CC-BY 2.0 license wasn't considered "open source enough" by the Debian crew.

I can't find this discussion, can you give me a link?

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Orion Pobursky
Was there a change in heart?

No, CC-BY 2.0 is still considered to be "non-free" because of reasons which are summarized here: http://evan.prodromou.name/ccsummary/ccsummary.html

An overview of CC licenses in Debian is given here http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses. CC-BY 3.0 is still debated but there is work in Debian main which is CC-BY 3.0 licensed so it seems to be okay. Another CC license which work is CC-BY-SA 3.0. CC-BY-SA 2.0 and 2.5 also work because clause 4b allows redistribution of derivative works under later versions of the license.

Because LDraw is licensed under CC-BY 2.0, my packaging of the LDraw library can only enter the "non-free" section of the Debian archive. Any programs that require the LDraw parts library can therefore also not make it into Debian main but must be in the "contrib" section. Users who want to install the LDraw parts library and LDraw programs would therefore first have to enable those additional archive sections.
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