[cc-licenses] Commercial BY-SA permits incorporation?
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Sat Nov 25 17:39:03 EST 2006
Neil Stockbridge wrote:
> If I have a 3D model that I license using BY-SA, what is the meaning
> of "derivative work"? What I would like is for the licensee to be
> * to incorporate the unaltered .blend file with their software
> product and be able to license the software as they wish (even with a
> proprietary license)
> ..and for the licensee to be obliged:
> * to provide attribution * to release any improvements or fixes to
> the model under the BY-SA license before distribution with their
> software (whereupon they are distrubuting an unaltered .blend file as
> Is this already covered by the BY-SA license or is the composition of
> the .blend file with the software object code considered a "derived
> work" and therefore subject to the BY-SA license?
> I'm looking for a sort-of LGPL for meshes.
I don't think you'll find that any CC license is sufficient to set these
However, you could use By-SA and just provide an additional permission
for the kinds of proprietarization you are willing to accept. You can
always give away *more* permission than the standard licenses.
With anything unconventional (i.e. where you are not following a
long-standing precedent), it's probably a good idea to spell out the use
cases you imagine anyway.
Caveat: I am not a lawyer.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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