[cc-community] CC applicability to software ?
rob at robmyers.org
Thu Jan 19 15:50:21 EST 2012
On 19/01/12 20:34, Roland Alton wrote:
> On 2012-01-19 21:00, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>> Please don't use Creative Commons licenses for software.
> We have been looking into OSI licenses, which are recommended at those FAQs:
> TheNon-Profit Open Software License 3.0 (NPOSL-3.0)
> <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/NPOSL-3.0> is only saying, that the
> licensor is non-profit.
> The Educational Community License
> <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ecl1> is quite similar, declaring
> that the licensor does not want royalties.
> Non of the OSI licenses seems to cover a non-commercial clause in the
> sense like the NC clause of CC licenses
I should certainly hope not. Restricting commercial use breaks OSI's
definition of "Open Source". See 1. here:
"The license shall not restrict any party from selling [...] the software"
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