[Cc-uk] The Dual-License-License
robmyers at mac.com
Mon Nov 22 10:15:07 EST 2004
The more I think about it, the more dual licensing (allowing people to select CC-BY-NC-*-UK and CC-SA simultaneously when licensing) seems an ideal solution to the "black hole" problem and the BBC's need for different definitions for some terms.
Using this approach, the licenses do not need to be literally compatible and they do not need to refer to each other. Another license doesn't have to be made and maintained. And people can choose compatibility or not.
Dual licensing is well understood in Open Source software development. I think using this would be more effective than an "exception", which is what a clause allowing the CC-CA license to use the CC-UK ones would amount to.
To repeat the example I gave before, when you go through the Creative Commons website (or use their API) to choose a license, if you choose a compatible CC-UK license, you would be be given (and steered towards...) the checkbox option of choosing to dual license the work under the license you've chosen *and* the CC-CA license.
Or if that is objectionable, the license chooser could have "Dual License" as one of the license options. Choosing this would license the work CC-UK-* and CC-CA simultaneously. CC-DL?
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