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From "Harbs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-363) Use CC-BY-4.0 HTML and CSS in Example code
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:38:00 GMT

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Harbs commented on LEGAL-363:

It's interesting to note that it seems like there's precedent in case law that CSS is not
considered "code" in the sense that it's not copyright-able. [https://aeonlaw.com/blog/2016/02/22/copyright-protection-css-and-html/]

I'm not sure whether that has bearing on this discussion, but it seems to me that it can only
be argued that CSS is protectable under trademark law. I'm guessing that's why Google at some
point deemed CC-BY more appropriate than Apache 2.

Standard INAL disclaimers apply... ;)

> Use CC-BY-4.0 HTML and CSS in Example code
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-363
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-363
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Alex Harui
>            Assignee: Chris A. Mattmann
>            Priority: Major
> Apache Royale would like to use CC-BY-4.0 HTML and CSS in two of our examples in order
to show that Royale can work with a third-party library under CC-BY-4.0.
> We propose to add comments to the HTML and CSS (and LICENSE) to indicate that certain
files contain HTML and CSS under CC-BY-4.0.
> AIUI, the ASF concern about CC-BY-4.0 is due to a usage restriction and the risk of source
code containing both ALv2 and CC-BY content spreading to other people's code without their
full understanding of the usage restriction.  We think use of CC-BY in this example will
primarily be used by people using the CC-BY library and thus already under the usage restriction
so risk is low.

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