Solved license of files in the 2205 release -- CC BY 4.0 not mentioned anywhere?


license of files in the 2205 release -- CC BY 4.0 not mentioned anywhere?
#1
Hi,

I'm the Debian maintainer of ldraw-parts: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/ldraw-parts

I saw the new Contributor's agreement moving to CC BY 4.0 which is great for Debian because the legal problems of CC BY 2.0 made ldraw-parts "non-free" as far as the Debian free software guidelines are concerned. The CC BY 4.0 license doesn't have these problems and this would mean that ldraw-parts could be included into Debian "main" instead of "non-free".

Unfortunately, as of release 2205, I do not see any mentioning of the new license in the release zip. Instead, both CAlicense.txt as well as CAreadme.txt and all "!LICENSE" headers refer to "CCAL version 2.0".

https://www.ldraw.org/legal-info also still refers to CC BY 2.0.

Will this change in a future release?
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RE: license of files in the 2205 release -- CC BY 4.0 not mentioned anywhere?
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There's a software update in the process of getting written. I'm targeting the 2023-01 release in January. 

That said, 2.0 will never be completely replaced since we have to get permission from all the authors. I know of at least one long contributor who has passed away and efforts to contact their estate have been fruitless. The best we can hope for is a dual licensed library.
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