Free Music License?

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at vrijschrift.org
Sun Aug 14 10:24:51 UTC 2005


At Sun, 14 Aug 2005 09:33:43 +0300,
NSK wrote:
> 
> On Sunday 14 August 2005 09:03, Roland H├Ąder wrote:
> > What abount a license which gurantees that also the music made for a
> > software project - GNU GPL'ed or compatible, of course -is *free*?
> 
> Since the music is released together with the source code, I imagine that it 
> is covered by GPL, just like the source. IANAL.
> 
> There is already Creative Commons, a project of Lawrence Lessig which also 
> focuses on music. Of course, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a GNU licence 
> for music, too.

License proliferation is bad. Other than that, the GNU project hasn't
anything to do with music. The FSF can't even write a decent
documentation license, so a music license would probably be even worse
than that.

So I think that it would be a bad idea.

Jeroen Dekkers



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