maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 6294
Last modified: 2010-05-17 12:50:51 UTC
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There are some issues with regards to the website license. The bottom of the
website reads all content CC and refers to the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. In
other pages via Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). These pages may not be
permanently stored on any system other than www.maemo.org that is capable of
retrieving them via HTTP.".
Going further, the licensing section states:
"The documentation made available for downloading on or through this site by
Nokia is primarily licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify such documentation
under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later
version published by the Free Software Foundation.
Please refer to the copyright notice in each piece of documentation for
Invariant Sections, Front-Cover Texts or Back-Cover Texts, if any, as defined
in the License. "
"The skins, icons and graphics (Graphics) made available for downloading on or
through this site are primarily licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
2.5 License. For other license arrangements please check the license
Both are licenses different to the CC-BY-SA 3.0. And can not be treated as
compatible to it. And the licensing section does not even mention CC-BY-SA 3.0.
the "All Content CC" link from the footer.
http://maemo.org/legal/terms_of_use/ is obsolete and could be probably deleted.
(In reply to comment #1)
> http://maemo.org/legal/terms_of_use/ is obsolete and could be probably deleted.
If it is obsolete it must be deleted, or fixed. There seems to be a lot of
cruft around the top-layer of maemo.org where "oh, ignore that" is the reply
For information, I have requested that Maemo documentation be relicenced to
licence compatible with that chosen for MeeGo:
I did a comparison of GFDL and CC BY-SA for technical documentation in this
I also spoke to Ronan MacLafferty about the issue, and he did a quick
round-trip which suggested that Nokia have no issues relicencing any
documentation for which they own all rights (if there are any 3rd party
contributions, we would have to collect a list of people & ask for
Since it is obviously a useful goal to be able to reuse relevant parts of
documentation for MeeGo, the solution to this bug will undoubtedly be the
relicencing of Maemo documentation.