ml at creativecommons.org
Thu Mar 4 22:08:45 EST 2004
> I was looking at the Sleepycat.com site and I see that I links to CC for a human understandable version of their license, yet no where on CC do you really say that you cover Software.
> I would like to use the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/ to explain our
> license in plain English but should I or would that be misleading?
I guess you must be looking at
<http://www.sleepycat.com/download/licensinginfo.shtml>. Only the
documentation is under a CC license. Unfortunately they have copied the
deed rather than linked to <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/>.
Sleepycat's software is under their own license, see
<http://www.sleepycat.com/download/oslicense.html>, also linked to from
the above licensinginfo page.
Creative Commons licenses aren't intended for software
<http://creativecommons.org/faq#faq_entry_3646>, but in theory you could
Note that we're now offering CC packaging (human readable deed and
machine readable metadata) for the GPL
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/GPL/2.0/> and LGPL
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/LGPL/2.1/>, and could do the same
for other software licenses in the future.
More information about the cc-licenses