On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 3:21 AM, aymeric mansoux <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hi Rob, > To be honest, I don't know if it's reasonable if you consider that the > licensing of an artwork has become a conscious creative and political > choice. > > Choosing a license is, for some artists, not just a legal and technical > framework, it's a way to embed a political statement and context for their > work. And in that regards every license is different. SA and GPL are both statements of explicit opportunity for others. GPL GDFL includes 4 freedoms which do create a different creative and political space. My distinction between GPL and SA is that it feels as though SA was still written with an owner's hat on because it is not explicit about how and when a person is required to distribute the work. GPL is explicit about the idea that the person must distribute openly and about what that means in terms of online, CD, cost etc. Someone has placed themselves in that process and been explicit about how. With GPL the copyright can be collectively held which simplifies the attribution of complex works. BY is more like the public domain sharing of a meme with the moral rights still embedded. Fine for individual works, hard for wikis and complex collaborations where BY is diffuse.