Does CC-SA require a modifiable copy? - Don't open this box!
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Tue Dec 7 15:23:35 EST 2004
Gottfried Hofmann said:
> In my opinion the GPL is the license of choice for people who want
> "sources" availble - whatever this might be. But for CC a source
> requirement would surely do more harm than good. And the gamers
> community might have to look for a new license...
I agree it would add extra overhead that could kill some projects.
>> I think an additional license element to require source availability
>> would be really useful.
> Wouldn't this mean a lot more CC licenses? Attribution was removed as an
> option so that there are less licenses to chose from...
I'm not vehemently in favor of the idea myself.
I can see the reasoning for having the requirement.
It seems to only make sense under CC-ShareAlike as an extra option.
So it really only adds one extra license to the mix.
Perhaps, to keep things clear, it might be presented as a
new and separate license. CC-DerivationProject would be a license
that is CC-SA plus transparency. which at least would prevent people
from accidentally selecting the option when they don't really want it.
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