[cc-community] "Unported" confusion
brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 01:15:14 EST 2007
It was brought to my attention recently that the "Unported" aspect of
CC-3.0 licenses may be confusing. A friend told me that he searched
all over the CC website to try and find the significance of what
unported meant but he couldn't find anything.
In addition, the human code pages say at the top "This page is
available in the following languages: " (+ links to various ported
Wouldn't it make more sense to say "This license has been ported to
the following jurisdictions"? Because that's what's actually going on.
If you simplify beyond that then really it becomes misleading I think.
Also, the word "ported" and "unported" could be linked to a FAQ item
"What does it mean if a license is unported?" recommending people to
choose ported licenses, if that is indeed what CC wants to do, and
explaining that they are all mutually compatible.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
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