[cc-licenses] Maybe Dual Licensing is the solution.
email at greglondon.com
Mon Dec 4 21:55:03 EST 2006
There is a business model in the GNU-GPL community
where people take a work and release it under the
GNU-GPL license. They (or a small group) do the
entire application code. They do not accept outside
contributions. They then license their work under
And then they make their money by selling proprietary
licenses to that very same code.
For those of you who are willing to allow someone
a commercial monopoly on some particular platform,
I suggest that you take your content and do like
the dual-licensers do. License your work CC-SA
and contribute it to some larger community, and
then when some proprietary company wants the exclusive
rights to use that content on their DRM-Only hardware
platform, dual license your content. Give the proprietary
vendor a CC-BY license to use your work on their
platform, let them have sole right to commercial advantage
on that platform, and everyone should be happy.
Oh, wait, you want EVERYONE to sign their rights
away to this proprietary vendor????
I think I see the problem....
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