Wiki license 0.5 beta
evan.prodromou at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 13:16:14 EST 2005
On Mar 28, 2005 6:02 PM, Greg London <email at greglondon.com> wrote:
> Evan Prodromou said:
> > Yeah, but it explicitly calls out iCommons licenses separately.
> OK, I give up. I just did a side-by-side comparison of
> wiki 0.5 and sharealike-attribution-2.0 and
> the sections are identical.
> They both call out iCommons licenses.
> So, I still don't know where the mismatch is.
Yes, they're absolutely identical. Here's the issue that I'm trying to bring
up, in a nutshell: derivative works of stuff available under ShareAlike
licenses have to be available under a license with the exact same License
Elements. The other license can be later versions of the "core" licenses, or
iCommons licenses, or whatever, but they have to have the same License
So you can make a derivative of a work licensed under
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0, and that derivative can be
licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 5.7, or
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike iCommons Russia 8.9b. They just have to
be Creative Commons (TM) licenses, and they have to have by, nc, and sa as
the set of elements.
The problem is that Wiki 0.5 and Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 both have
license elements Attribution and ShareAlike. Unlike the previous examples,
though, they don't differ in version or language or intended legal regime;
they just differ in the details of Attribution. This makes their
relationship kind of unique.
As far as I can tell, they are mutually compatible: you can take
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 works and make derivatives under the Wiki
0.5license, and vice versa. My questions are:
- Is this correct, or have I missed something?
- Is this the desired behaviour?
- If this isn't the desired behaviour, how does one fix it? Could Wiki
0.5's attribution element be renamed "WikiAttribution" or something?
I'm sorry if I'm making a mountain out of a molehill.
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