The Beeb and CC
robmyers at mac.com
Tue Jun 8 11:57:04 EDT 2004
On Tuesday, June 08, 2004, at 04:46PM, Ben Francis <lists at hippygeek.co.uk> wrote:
>If CC are making a concious decision NOT to make the licenses DFSG-free
>and have a good reason for doing so,
(I am not a CC person)
The CC licenses are not designed for software or (specifically for) software documentation. DFSG is not designed for music, video or literature. I think that possibly DFSG and CC are catering to different communities.
A quick look at the DFSG shows that they don't have the same definition of "Free" as the FSF, which doesn't consider the original BSD or Artistic licenses "Free". If I were to choose between the two, I'd go for the FSF's definition. Which still wouldn't make CC-BY Free. :-)
Yep, BY being automatic and its removal becoming optional/deferred are not IMVVHO a good idea. Particularly when it looks like users may have misunderstood BY/not BY so badly.
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