On 06/24/2009 02:22 PM, steve wrote:
Now, I have 2 questions for fedora-legal:
a. Specific to the last two packages (ldd_pdf and javanotes) -- The
upstream license for both of those specify the license version number
(CC-BY-SA version 2 and 2.5), however, the page that lists acceptable
licenses for Fedora does not provide any version numbers. So, should
I modify the License tag or should the wiki page be updated ?
No, you just don't need to specify the version. We only specify the
version in the license tag when there is a significant change in
compatibility or there are versions of a license which are non-free. In
the case of CC-BY-SA, all versions of that license are considered the
same, and all are free. Just use:
for all instances of the CC-BY-SA, regardless of versioning.
b. About other CC licensed content -- A lot of the available content
licensed with the Non-Commercial restriction, which is considered as a
Bad License according to the wiki page on licensing. Why is
non-commercial only restriction considered bad ? ...and is there an
alternative to including this in the official Fedora repository -- for
instance the rpm fusion repository ?
Commercial use restrictions make a license non-free, which is why they
are not acceptable in Fedora.