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Re: What's the license of Guix's blog?

From: Amin Bandali
Subject: Re: What's the license of Guix's blog?
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:30:02 -0400
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Hi Ludo’, all,

Ludovic Courtès <> writes:

> Hello,
> I would propose GFDLv1.3+ without invariant sections, since that can
> then be relicensed to CC-BY-SA should anyone need it.
> Thoughts?
> Ludo’.

I'm not a lawyer and this is not legal advice, but reading the text for
GFDLv1.3 <>, specifically
"11. RELICENSING", it seems to me that the explicit permission to
relicense GFDLv1.3-covered work to CC BY-SA 3.0 was only valid until
August 1, 2009.  Thus, I would suggest explicitly asking the FSF or
seeking legal advice about that, to know whether that section still
applies today.

Another good candidate is CC BY-SA 4.0, which was declared one-way
compatible with GPLv3
but it does have its own gotchas
I have also seen folks license material on their site under GPLv3+.
I currently do that for the material on my personal site.

That's my 2¢; hope it helps.

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