[cc-community] An easy way to notify licensors about new license versions
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Dec 7 14:52:55 EST 2007
On Friday 07 December 2007 15:07:34 Terry Hancock wrote:
> 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
> >>machine-readable code.
> 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.
Multiple licenses, I think I get, but we are talking one license and a
statement of more rights, correct?
"This License may not be modified without the mutual written agreement of the
Licensor and You."
Does this sentence have any force? Does such a written agreement need to be
Why have 8.e. at all?
Can you only "ease up" via a statement? Or can you "tighten up" via a
statement as well?
all the best,
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