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Postby Loser 157 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:32 am

If I had my own filter subscription, is it possible to use the BSD license? Just wondering...
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Re: License

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:49 am

Yes.
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Re: License

Postby Loser 156 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:24 pm

I don't know if I have permission to do this but can I take your list and edit it? By that I mean take out all the filters that I don't need so it won't be to large.
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Re: License

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:12 pm

EasyList is dual licensed under the GNU General Public License in addition to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/COPYING). Both licences permit derivative works provided that the resulting subscription is available under the same licence.

However, removing all unnecessary filters from the subscription and only using this derivative on your own computers would probably be classified as fair use (or, in jurisdictions other than America, fair dealing), and therefore permissible regardless.
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Re: License

Postby Loser 112213547896 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:26 am

Thanks but to clarify, if I use this for myself than I don't need to do the GNU or CCAS3U? I was planning on putting the list on Google Code because I don't know any other way to get the list on my other PCs.
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Re: License

Postby Michael » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:09 pm

If you make the derivative list publicly available by, for instance, uploading it to Google Code, then it will need to be ascribed one or both of the existing licences, as it may feasibly be used by people other than yourself.
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Re: License

Postby Loser King » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:14 am

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Re: License

Postby anonymous74100 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:39 am

You link the list to https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html or https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ or both.
Don't link to https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/COPYING.


P.S. Michael, does CC really allow this:
https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/COPYING wrote:Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported, or (at your option) any later version.
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Re: License

Postby Michael » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:54 am

Since all EasyList copyright holders have consented to the licence, I can see no reason why it would not be valid, especially given that both Mozilla ("Unless otherwise indicated, the content is available under the terms of the Creative Commons: Attribution Share Alike License v3.0 or any later version.") and VideoLAN ("Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike License v3.0 or any later version.") use similar terms for their website content
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