RFC: CC-BY-SA amendments for documentation

Tom Yu tlyu at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 2 16:47:42 EDT 2011

I would like to hear some more feedback about documentation
relicensing.  I propose that we relicense our documentation as
CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported:


Feedback from sponsors and developers has generally been positive
about this proposal.  An open question is whether to also adopt
amendments similar to the FPCA:


specifically the Moral Rights Clause Waiver and GPL Relicensing

I would like to keep the licensing simple, so please speak up if our
licensing of our documentation as just CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported will be a
problem for you.  The main reason to adopt amendments as in the FPCA
is that CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported can be interpreted to be
GPL-incompatible; I believe this is unlikely to be a problem in

Please send comments within the next two weeks.  Thanks.

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