[cc-licenses] When will the BY-SA 4.0 draft be out?
diane at creativecommons.org
Mon Apr 9 17:33:42 EDT 2012
To the contrary, this is not our intention at all. The fact that we
published BY-NC-SA as the draft for review has nothing to do with a
preference for NC licenses over any of the others, and everything to do
with the reality that BY-NC-SA contains all the elements of the other 5
licenses. At this early stage in the process, we felt that publishing
one license with all of the elements was better than producing all six
given the number of open issues that will need to be carried through to the
others. Those on this list who have gone through the porting process are
well familiar with the exercise of mechanically building the licenses.
That said, it’s true that it could be misinterpreted as such for those who
work primarily with BY and BY-SA. Again, this wasn’t our intention, but I
should have made that more clear. Thanks for calling attention to this.
 The exceptions are the definition of Creative Commons Compatible
License, and including a reference to that in the SA clause. For details
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Ben Finney <
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Diane Peters <diane at creativecommons.org>
> > Thanks for raising this. As you know, BY-SA is derived from BY-NC-SA
> > Draft 1, but with NC provisions removed and the relevant SA-related
> > provisions added.
> That's rather distressing. Why is the non-free NC clause given such
> primacy in the process?
> How can we convince you to focus primarily on free-culture licenses,
> like CC-BY and CC-BY-SA, and derive the non-free licenses (if people
> want them) from those free licenses?
> \ “The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must |
> `\ not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.” |
> _o__) —Albert Einstein |
> Ben Finney
> List info and archives at
> Unsubscribe at http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/options/cc-licenses
> In consideration of people subscribed to this list to participate
> in the CC licenses http://wiki.creativecommons.org/4.0 development
> process, please direct unrelated discussions to the cc-community list
Diane M. Peters, General Counsel
cell: +1 503-803-8338
email:diane at creativecommons.org
Please note: the contents of this email are not intended to be legal
advice nor should they be relied upon as, or represented to be legal
advice. Creative Commons cannot and does not give legal advice. You
need to assess the suitability of Creative Commons tools for your
particular situation, which may include obtaining appropriate legal
advice from a licensed attorney.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the cc-licenses