Karen and Bradley discuss issues surrounding the licensing of software documentation, and FSF's objection to the Google Books Proposed Settlement.Running time: 00:50:41.
Segment 0 (00:31)
- Bradley mentioned the topic for this show was suggested on identi.ca (01:15) by Dan Scott (01:39) who works on a project called Evergreen (02:36)
- Dan had asked earlier about FaiF documentation licenses. (03:04) Bradley met him at FSOSS, which is held at Seneca at York. (Bradley misspoke during the podcast and confused Seneca and York.) (01:30)
- Bradley talked about this history of the GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL). (04:40)
- Bradley mentioned the (mostly) defunct Open Publication License. (05:37)
- Karen referenced the Debian decision about FDL. (06:20)
- The FDL allows for invariant sections. (10:50)
- Debian decided that invariant sections are not DFSG-free. (11:20)
- FSF released GNU FDL 1.3 to allow relicensing of some FDL works under CC-By-SA. FSF's announced this in November 2008 and Bradley blogged about it. (19:00)
- FSF does have a discussion draft of the GNU Simpler Free Documentation License available. (22:03)
- Bradley recommends licensing documentation under (GPLv3-or-later|CC-By-SA-2.0-or-later) or (GPLv3-or-later|FDL-2.1-or-later|CC-By-SA-2.0-or-later). (28:00, 32:05)
- Bradley restated his hatred for the term “dual licensing” because of its ambiguity. He refers to the above as “disjunctive dual licensing” (30:10)
- Bradley and Karen mentioned they will talk about public domain eventually, but for the moment, people should look at CC-0. (32:30)
- Karen says we'll do the public domain show before Episode 0xDEAD, which would be our 57,006th show.
Segment 1 (33:47)
- Karen talked about the SFLC helped the FSF file an objection to the Google Books settlement. (34:50)
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