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Free Software Magazine: Debian and the Creative Commons

Oct 19, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

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" feel I must finally post something, since the 2nd half of the 'Spirit...' essay is turning into the second 9/10ths and I've been very, very occupied with other problems, mostly work, but also trying to mediate between Debian and Creative Commons (I'm a fan of both) over the fate of the CCPLv3 (the CC-By and CC-By-SA licenses--in this article whenever I'm not specific, I am referring to these two licenses, and none of the other modules such as NC and ND, which are obviously 'non-free').

"I myself have flip-flopped a couple of times on this issue. The inventors of TPM ('technological protection measures') also known as DRM ('digital rights management' or 'digital restrictions management' as Richard Stallman has dubbed it) must be laughing at their cleverness now. The issue has stressed some of the key fracture lines in the free software and free culture communities..."

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