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Tue Nov 16 09:54:23 EST 2004
Garrett Fitzgerald said:
> I like the idea of putting my content under attribution-noncommercial.
> However, I'm a slightly-well-known Visual FoxPro developer, and occasionally
> I post sample code to my blog. Now, if I leave this attrib-noncommercial,
> people might be discouraged from using my code samples.
> Basically, I'd like to be able to say "Don't pass this off as your own
> sample to other people, and don't try to charge other people for using it.
> However, if you like the ideas in it, go ahead and use them, and don't worry
> about it. If you want to leave a comment in the code that I wrote it, that's
> good. If not, oh well."
> Do you see this sort of statement being covered by CC?
I don't see a problem with a blanket
"This blog is CC-BY-NC"
and then when you post code samples,
include a dual license statement such as
"This code sample is CC-PublicDomain"
As long as the code sample has a less restrictive license
than the blog, it makes sense to me.
If you want your code samples licensed more restrictive
than the blog's CC-BY-NC, then you'd have to do something
a copyleft license is more restrictive than CC-BY-NC,
especially one that requires source code to be included
with any distribution.
The BSD with no advertising clause license is less restrictive
So, it depends on what license you were going to use for your code.
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