BY-SA and GPL: creativecommons closed the chasm in the sharealike/copyleft community

This is the biggest news item for free culture and free software in the past 5 years: The creativecommons attribution sharealike license is now one-way compatible to the GPL — see the message from creativecommons and from the Free Software Foundation.

Some license compatibility legalese might sound small, but the impact of this is hard to overestimate.

(I’ll now revise some of my texts about licensing — CC BY-SA got a major boost in utility because it not longer excludes usage in copyleft documents which need the source to have a defended sharealike clause)

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