[cc-community] Access to source material - CC-BY
ml at creativecommons.org
Tue Mar 10 01:00:58 EDT 2009
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Gautam John <gautam at prathambooks.org> wrote:
> We are a non-profit children's book publishing house based in
> Bangalore, India and have previously released a few books under a CC -
> However, internally we have now been discussing moving all our books
> to a CC-BY license for a number of reasons.
> A question that has arisen
> is whether we then need to provide access to the 'source' files of our
> books and if so, in what format?
You aren't required to offer source files as a CC BY licensor, but it
obviously helps a lot to do so, and your work isn't truly a "free
cultural work" per http://freedomdefined.org if you don't provide
source. As to what format -- whatever you used to create the books,
whatever you'd go and edit if you wanted to make changes.
> Would it suffice if the source files
> were in PDF? Or would it suffice if we made available the source files
> on a platform  that allowed for the creation of derivative works.
Offering the source files on a platform like cnx.org is a very
reasonable thing to do.
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