Free Music License?
alexandre.dulaunoy at ael.be
Mon Aug 15 08:31:45 UTC 2005
On Sun, 14 Aug 2005, Ben Finney wrote:
> On 14-Aug-2005, Roland Häder wrote:
> > I mean, we already a license for software (GNU GPL) and also for
> > documentation (FDL) but no license for music (FML = Free Music
> > License?). But you cannot compare music with software nor
> > documentation. Music is different to them.
> It's not different under copyright law though. If you want to grant
> the same freedoms, you can use the same license for *all* your
> software: programs, documentation, music, images, data, ...
> The GPL talks about "program" and "source code"; so long as you make
> it clear what you consider those terms to apply to, the GPL should not
> be problematic to apply to any copyrighted work if you want.
The definition of "Program" in 0. is also broader as they use work as
"The "Program", below, refers to any such program or work,..."
So as you said, if you are able to make a clear separation between
"work" and "the preferred form of the work for making modifications to
it." the GPL can be used for any copyrighted work.
Keeping a single free license in the free community is better for the
dynamic of the community.
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