[cc-licenses] Unbundling the GPL
zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Apr 25 19:44:56 EDT 2007
On Wednesday 25 April 2007 03:09 pm, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Björn Terelius schrieb:
> > Certainly! I have no problems with the CC recommending programmers to
> > use the GPL or some other free license over a mere freeware one. That
> > way, the programmer could choose ND if he really wanted to, but stay with
> > GPL if he doesn't care.
> That's my position, too.
> >> Possibly because the BY clause is too much like the advertising
> >> clause of the original BSD licenses?
> > Still, don't you think that an artist should have the right to be
> > properly credited for his work if others use it?
> I too think that BY should be part of a freeware/FOSS license.
> IMHO, the problem with the BY part in the old BSD license was that it
> was too specific about the ways that contributors had to be listed.
But the CC BY is fairly specific too and shares the same problem as a result.
I am not saying that it is to the same degree.
> I think that it's enough if a BY license states that the contributor
> list must always be easy to inspect. It need not be prominent, and it
> need not be repeated in every file.
> One *could* also request an honest attempt at ranking the contributors
> by relevance. Such a clause should be no more than advisory though -
> it's too difficult to rank such a thing as "relevance" in a way that
> will hold up in court.
It is hard to ceom up with clauses for whatever purpose that accomplish the
desired goal without other (negative?) consequences.
> Just my ramblings :-)
all the best,
(da idea man)
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