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Re: FreeArt license compatible with GPL and Fedora Project?



tir, 08 08 2006 kl. 10:09 -0400, skrev Paul W. Frields:
> On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 09:48 +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> > tir, 08 08 2006 kl. 15:34 +0800, skrev Luya Tshimbalanga:
> > > I stumbled on that license by playing with Inkscape. I am wondering if
> > > that license is compatible with GPL and can be used for Fedora Project.
> > > Here is the page:
> > > 
> > > http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en/
> > 
> > According to fsf.org:
> > 
> > Free Art License
> >         
> >         This is a free and copyleft license meant for artistic works. It
> >         permits commercial distribution, but any larger work including
> >         the copylefted work must be free. Please don't use it for
> >         software or documentation, since it is incompatible with the GNU
> >         GPL and with the GNU FDL.
> 
> Just to be clear on this Luya, the operative clause is that the Free
> Software Foundation considers this license to be free, and therefore it
> may indeed be a good choice.  I'll run this by the advisory board to see
> if it's a good choice for Fedora artwork.  The cautionary statement at
> the end simply means that you shouldn't use this license for software or
> docs, but it doesn't mean that GPL-licensed software can't live happily
> and comfortably next to FAL-licensed artwork.  David, thanks for looking
> this up.

See this is why we all love Red Hat, they provide us with a legal team
to give an informed answer rather than these I'm not a lawyer type
answers. This is really a great service.

Good luck with you endevours Luya.

- David


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