[cc-licenses] Retiring standalone DevNations and one Sampling license
lofi at freebsd.org
Tue Jun 5 05:58:02 EDT 2007
Jonathon Blake schrieb:
> Until the license contains an explicit definition of either, or
> preferably both, "commercial" and "non-commercial" the NC license is
> going to be confusing.
> Adding a Dev-Nations style license as an option will turn it from the
> byzantine, to bzantinized Russian dolls.
> Example time: Explain to Fortune50_media_conglomerate why they have
> to pay royalties for showing a movie based on a manuscript you wrote,
> whilst Lesotho-TV does not have to pay royalties, and Oranjemund
> Productions, headquartered in Oranjemund, Namibia, does not have to
> pay you royalties. Then explain to that same media conglomerate that
> they also owe royalty payments to Oranjemund Productions.
I don't think you could perplex 'Fortune50_media_conglomerate' with
byzantine license terms, these people pretty much invented the art and
employ a whole workforce dedicated to it. Enforcing those terms however
if said conglomerate violates them would probably beyond the means of
the vast majority of CC licensors today.
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