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

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: What's the license of Guix's blog?
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:36:47 +0300
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Amin Bandali <> wrote:
> Ludovic Courtès <> writes:
>> I would propose GFDLv1.3+ without invariant sections, since that can then be 
>> relicensed to CC-BY-SA should anyone need it.
> 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.

And it had been never valid for any blog, only for a ‘wiki’.

> I would suggest explicitly asking the FSF or seeking legal advice about that, 
> to know whether that section still applies today.

If one finds the licence itself unclear, there is also a FAQ [1].


> Another good candidate is CC BY-SA 4.0, which was declared one-way compatible 
> with GPLv3...

...yet not with FDL (which Guix manual is under).

> I have also seen folks license material on their site under GPLv3+.

And neither licence is mutually exclusive with the other one!

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