[cc-community] An easy way to notify licensors about new license versions
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Fri Dec 7 15:07:34 EST 2007
drew Roberts wrote:
> On Friday 07 December 2007 13:17:08 Evan Prodromou wrote:
>>On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 09:20 -0600, Terry Hancock wrote:
>>>"Can upgrade to a later version of the license?"
>>> Original Work Derivatives
>>>CC-By-SA (2.0+) NO YES
>>>GPL(2+) by itself NO NO
>>>GPL(2+) w/statement YES YES
>>You of course left off the last option:
>>CC-By-SA w/statement YES YES
Well, yes, but mainly because there isn't any tradition of doing it that
I know of, and I don't think CC recommends it.
>>It might be nice if there were a way to specify this in the
>>license-notification generator on creativecommons.org, as well as in the
Yes, it might.
> How would such a statement interact with the language of 8.e.?
> "This License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with
> respect to the Work licensed here. There are no understandings, agreements or
> representations with respect to the Work not specified here. Licensor shall
> not be bound by any additional provisions that may appear in any
> communication from You. This License may not be modified without the mutual
> written agreement of the Licensor and You."
> It seems like this language would need to change... Or am I missing something
> basic again?
Yes. All CC licenses are non-exclusive, if you release under multiple CC
licenses (even ones that don't exist yet), you are only adding new
license agreements which make the work more free -- hence nothing is
obstructed by the license text above.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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