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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Licence?

From: Imran Ghory
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Licence?
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 17:37:34 +0100

On 20 Apr 2002, at 10:10, Anne-Marie MAHFOUF wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a free licence-related question for you.
> At the KDE-Edu project, we release our programs under the GPL.
> We now have some common data that we want to make available (XML-based
> files and text files). These data will be used by several
> applications. I understand that this data must not come from
> proprietary books but must be created by the author. Is that right?

What data is it ?

Certain data (for instance common tables) are excluded from 
copyright, and of course anything out of copyright can be used.

> And what licence would tbe best for these files? 

Again it depends on the data, both the GPL and GFDL can be 
applied to data. The GFDL is more restrictive then the GPL.


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