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Both copyleft and share-alike have the same characteristics. Share-alike is obviously also the name of a CC license component.
Reading the tag wiki, it seems they refer to the same thing.
Should they be synonyms?
If so, should there by any other tags rolled in to it?
What should be the 'primary' name?
If not, how can we improve the tag wiki to differentiate between them?
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Sep 1, 2015 at 20:50
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Yes. The concept behind them is exactly the same. We already have
cc-by-sa for one of the licenses, we don't need a tag just for the clause. I haven't seen any, but I'm willing to add more in if they're suggested :)
copyleft. It's a broader tag, and encompasses share-alike. If they're this way round, we can simply merge the two, and copyleft will still apply to the questions. N/A. I think the two should be synonymized.
(N.B. With a few more votes, if nobody objects, I'll merge the tags.)
Sep 1, 2015 at 20:58
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They aren't exactly the same terms, share-alike is broader. Copyleft includes the content to be free, while share-alike only demands sharing under the same terms, even if the term itself are non-free. best example are the two share-alike cc-licences. cc-by-sa is copyleft while cc-by-nc-sa is non-free and therefore not copyleft.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share-alike vs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft
How does this impact the tags? I don't know really. If Ziz says all uses of share-alike already had copyleft too, then share-alike is unneeded.
Sep 2, 2015 at 12:02
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