[mythtv-users] A new theme on the way...
gull at gull.us
Thu Oct 22 04:38:39 UTC 2009
Chris Ribe wrote:
> I am aware that there is a long history of popular non-GPL themes, but a
> license that "disallows copying or derivative works" is unlike any
> Creative Commons license I am aware of.
There's a whole series of Creative Commons licenses, so people can pick
whatever they find suits their purposes best. They're basically a
combination of three variables: Is attribution required? Is commercial
use allowed? Are derivative works allowed? There are versions of the
license with pretty much any combination of these you like. The only
thing they have in common is all of them allow some form of copying:
Artwork is a different animal than code and a GPL license doesn't make a
lot of sense for art. (What's the "source code" of a painting?) The
most GPL-like Creative Commons license would probably be
Attribution-Share Alike, which allows derivative works as long as
they're licensed under the same terms, and as long as the original
artist is credited.
A lot of artists are pretty uncomfortable with letting others alter
their work and then redistribute it. It can really make you look bad if
the alterations are off-color or even just plain incompetent.
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