Does CC-SA require a modifiable copy?
evan at bad.dynu.ca
Tue Dec 7 13:52:22 EST 2004
On Mon, 2004-06-12 at 19:39 -0500, Greg London wrote:
> This means finding projects that fit the FLOSS model. Works
> that segment easily, can be built independently, reassemble
> seamless, and can all be done relatively quickly.
No, it doesn't. You don't have to have a bazaar-style development model
to benefit from Free Content (or Free Software).
Consider: Alice makes Free Software, releases it, and forgets about it.
Two years later, Bob finds it on a FTP server, likes it, modifies it,
and starts maintaining it. It's a boon for the world. Alice and Bob
don't have to share a CVS repository for their collaboration to occur.
Similarly: Charlie writes a song and releases the sheet music under
by-sa. 5 years later, Danielle gets a copy of the music from a friend at
her music school, records the song, and releases that under by-sa. It's
a big hit, and after another year Egbert uses the song as part of the
soundtrack for his movie.
Everyone benefits. Information and culture flow freely, and people's
creativity isn't artificially restricted. Collaborations can happen
across space and time because the conduits are open.
That's all Free Software and Free Culture are about. Digital media and
the Internet allow us to collaborate and publish in interesting ways.
Let's just do it.
Evan Prodromou .O.
evan at bad.dynu.ca OOO
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