Creative Commons license for pictures

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Tue Sep 27 16:15:06 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 17:26 +0200, Christian Jodar wrote:
> I am still looking on what could be done, and found the Free Art licence that
> could be more suitable:
> It seems it has been approved by other distributions and is considered as free
> and copyleft by the FSF (according to
> ). So I think it
> could be OK to have it for the pictures.
> But this issue is still here:
> > So you are telling me it is not possible
> > to package a GPL application with works (such as pictures) under another
> > licence? IMHO, I thought that as long as it is explicitely told which
> > licence apply to which material, it should not be a problem.
> I was not able to find any information about that and to definitly know if a
> GPL software may be packaged with non GPL files.
It may, if these files' licenses are GPL compatible.

> So before trying to have pictures under Free Art licence instead of the CC
> one, I'd like to know if it will be OK then.

Probably not.

Free Art License

This is a free and copyleft license meant for artistic works. It permits
commercial distribution, but any larger work including the copylefted
work must be free. Please don't use it for software or documentation,
since it is incompatible with the GNU GPL and with the GNU FDL.


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