Re: [greenstone-users] Creative Commons Licence

From Dominique Babini
DateFri, 22 Oct 2004 13:52:21 -0300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Creative Commons Licence
In-Reply-To (41769ACC-4000607-devurandom-org)
Thank you Deryck for your valuable help. As we are not touching
codes, only customizing webpages pages with html, we would not release a
new version of the software Greenstone.
Then we do not need a GPL?
Dominique

Deryck Hodge <deryck@devurandom.org> escribe:
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>Dominique Babini wrote:
>~ The virtual library is open access to the
>| general public and the distribution to our member institutes is free.
>| The funding agency requires from us that in the contract of the grant we
>| specify that the distribution of the software to our member institutes
>| will be done under a Creative Commons Licence. We know Greenstone uses
>| GNU GPS but it is not clear to us which Creative Commons Licence
>| corresponds to us if we are only going to distribute a software which is
>| developed by Greenstone and customized to our needs, we are not going to
>| make any changes in the source code, only adapting it to our own needs.
>| As we have to reply to our granting organization, could we receive a
>reply
>| from Greenstone and know about other similar experiences
>| Thank you,
>| Dominique
>|
>
>Someone from greenstone could speak about greenstone specifics, but I am
>fairly familiar with the creative commons license and the GPL. Creative
>Commons Licenses are for creative work, not software. CC doesn't make a
>software license. The GNU GPL is a software license. The GPL allows
>you to customize software, so long as you release your new version under
>the GPL as well.
>
>Hope that helps a bit. Cheers,
>
>- --deryck
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Dra. Dominique Babini
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