Re: logos and the BSD license

From: Peter Eisentraut
Subject: Re: logos and the BSD license
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200608231913.03652.peter_e@gmx.net
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In response to: Re: logos and the BSD license  ("Joshua D. Drake")
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logos and the BSD license  (Koen Martens, )
 Re: logos and the BSD license  (Robert Treat, )
  Re: logos and the BSD license  (Koen Martens, )
   Re: logos and the BSD license  (Josh Berkus, )
   Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
    Re: logos and the BSD license  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
     Re: logos and the BSD license  (Koen Martens, )
     Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
      Re: logos and the BSD license  (Koen Martens, )
       Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
        Re: logos and the BSD license  (Shane Ambler, )
         Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
         Re: logos and the BSD license  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
          Re: logos and the BSD license  (Alvaro Herrera, )
           Re: logos and the BSD license  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
            Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
             Re: logos and the BSD license  (Brian Hurt, )
              Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
               Re: logos and the BSD license  (mdean, )
                Re: logos and the BSD license  (Josh Berkus, )
                 Re: logos and the BSD license  (mdean, )
                  Re: logos and the BSD license  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
             Re: logos and the BSD license  (Bruce Momjian, )
              Re: logos and the BSD license  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
           Re: logos and the BSD license  (mdean, )
            Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )
          Re: logos and the BSD license  (Peter Eisentraut, )

Am Mittwoch, 23. August 2006 18:04 schrieb Joshua D. Drake:
> The BSD license really doesn't apply itself to [graphics] very well. It is
> like using the GPL for documentation.

I think that the GPL fits perfectly well for documentation.

> There is a reason the Free Documentation License was created.

The GNU FDL has a host of problems, but that's off topic here.  One rather
severe problem, however, is that you can't take example code from a GNU
FDL-licenses document and put it into GPL-licensed code.  In the worst case,
with open collaborative groups such as this, it may mean you can't take code
snippets from your own documentation and put it into your own code.  A
similar problem will apply if someone wants to build a PostgreSQL
distribution using the supplied graphics.  It is not quite the same as GPL
vs. FDL, but it creates a mess nonetheles.s

--
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/


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