[cc-community] Very specific attribution requirements?
email at greglondon.com
Thu Aug 18 08:51:56 EDT 2005
> Is there a possibility of providing an additional
> version that leaves as little as possible to
> interpretation, good will, etc.
you could propose a change to the license,
give the specific wording you are thinking
about to close some loopholes that concern you,
put it up on the cc-licenses list and see
what happpens. I think CC is of the mind to
''not'' change their licenses every other day
because it causes confusion and creates
possible incompatibility problems
> and that allows the user to plug in their own
> attribution requirements?
Ew, sorry, I think that would be problematic.
The problem is that it means even the same
CC-BY-3.0 licensed works could have different
attribution requirements, and therefore would
(or at least could) be incompatible with each
There is strength in numbers, and there is
an advantage to keeping licenses to be
easily compatible with each other so that
downstream folks can easily figure out if they
can combine two works.
If you're doing a one-off work, and aren't really
concerned about being compatible with other works,
then you could take the CC license, change the
wording to what you want, and call it something
other than a CC license.
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