versioning -- public review starting up
Glenn Otis Brown
glenn at creativecommons.org
Mon Jan 26 01:21:19 EST 2004
As we announced last week, we're getting ready to roll out Version 2.0
of the eleven original Creative Commons licenses. Review a draft of
v2.0 of the by-sa-nc license (from which all other licenses are
composed) and let us know what you think. It'll be up until Feb. 15,
and we may make updates in the meantime -- we'll let you know.
A review of the changes, with directions to the relevant section:
• Warranties will now be a matter of choice for the licensor. See
• The attribution clause will include a link-back requirement simliar
to the one previously discussed here. Licensees will only be required
to link back to licensors if (1) it's reasonably practical to do so;
(2) the licensor actually specifies a URI; (3) that URI actually points
to license information about the work. See Section 4d.
• The Share Alike provision will be more flexible. The provision will
allow licensees to license resulting derivative works under Creative
Commons licenses that feature the same license
restrictions/permissions, including future and iCommons versions of the
same license. The Share Alike provision will also be clearer about what
happens when different kinds of Share Alike content is mixed together
(e.g., How to license a collage made from an SA photograph combined
with an NC-SA photograph). See Section 4b.
• Ideas for creating compatibility between our SA license and the GNU
FDL are coming soon. We'll post here and to the cc-licenses list when
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