[Foundation-l] Fwd: [cc-licenses] The FSF On FDL Derivatives

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Wed May 9 21:18:44 UTC 2007

On 5/9/07, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/5/9, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org>:
> > > What's more, it
> > > also means that it is not allowed to put CC-BY-SA images in Wikipedia,
> > > so they will have to go too.
> > >
> > http://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/2007-05-08-fdl-scope does *not*
> > actually say that, nor does it say anything which implies that.  It
> > says, essentially, that you can't use a GFDLed image in a non GFDLed
> > article, but it doesn't say that you can't use a non-GFDLed image in a
> > GFDLed article.  Allegedly (according to Jimbo a few years ago)
> > Stallman had explicitly stated that it is *OK* to use a "fair use"
> > image in a GFDLed text, and if a non-free image is OK, surely a
> > CC-BY-SA one is.
> Derivative work is derivative work, no matter under what license. If
> an article with a GFDL image is a derivative of that image, then an
> article with a CC-BY-SA image is a derivative of that image too.
Of course an article containing an image is a derivative of both the
article and the image.  I don't question that, and frankly I don't
think there's any question at all about it.  The question is whether
or not it is permissible under the GFDL to prepare and distribute
these derivatives.


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