distribution of licenses
email at greglondon.com
Sat Mar 5 23:12:38 EST 2005
Rob Meyers wrote:
> Think of fan culture.
Alright, so if someone really thinks they'll
have a huge fan-culture following and create a
non-commercial community around it, then maybe
CC could give "ShareAlike" a different name
when it is combined with anything else.
I'd be fine with something like "CC-NC-FAN".
Or "FC" for Fan Club, or whatever.
At least it would be an honest description.
The thing is that ShareAlike combined with any
otehr license means that the original author
isn't really "sharing" and the author and community
aren't treated "alike". The community is really
treated more like a fan club than as equals.
The name "ShareAlike" should be reserved for
just ShareAlike situations, with no other
license restrictions. Where author and community
are effectively equals. Having CC-NC-SA is
like having a license called CC-NC-Copyleft.
It just doesn't jive with the name.
If a different name like "FC" were used, I think
CC might see their "pie chart" of licenses
shift because people would better understand
what the license they're picking actually does,
and change some of their choices.
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