[cc-community] BY-SA license in the UK has non-waiveredcollection society fees?
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Tue Aug 19 14:41:05 EDT 2008
> I would not have considered the possibility that the clause was
> accidentally included.
Well, obviously I did consider it (since I mentioned it) based purely on
reading this license, but it seemed pretty unlikely. OTOH, so do typos
on store signage, but it still happens (I could never understand that --
you pay hundreds of dollars for your slogan in meter-high letters, but
you don't spell-check it?!).
I figured it was more likely that somebody was trying to be extremely
clever, and I just wasn't getting it.
Anyway, I can't see that there is any use in recriminations over making
such an error or letting it go uncorrected for so long -- all that can
be done at this point is to fix it in the next version. So, kudos to
those who are doing that, instead.
It does make me wonder though -- if someone used CC By-SA 2.0/UK on
their work (presumably based on the deed), then which license applies:
the actual one we've been reading, or the "intended" license with
section 2.5 struck? IOW: "what they meant" or "what they wrote"?
I suppose that really is lawyer-bait, and we'll probably never know.
OTOH, I am extremely relieved to hear that this clause wasn't supposed
to be there.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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