Simple question about CC license
ml at creativecommons.org
Tue Feb 1 14:14:10 EST 2005
Branko Collin wrote:
> Open Source is a marketing term that refers to a type of development
> methodology. The CC-licenses could be used for Open Source software,
> for instance, so you would still be none the wiser.
Open Source does not only refer to a type of development methodology.
IMO development methodology is entirely secondary to freedoms granted by
open source software, especially given that in practice open source
software development methodologies run the gamut, from the prototypical
cathederal to bazaar and more.
Also note that any CC license containing the NonCommercial or
NoDerivatives clauses are plainly not open source. (There are
relatively minor debating points on the others, none of which have been
certified by OSI. Evan wrote a summary for Debian awhile back.)
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