[acawiki-general] [Wiki-research-l] New version of Wikipedia review.

Jodi Schneider jschneider at pobox.com
Fri Jun 24 12:19:16 EDT 2011


Personally, I'd prefer to stick with CC-BY. -Jodi

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 4:22 PM, Neeru Paharia <neerupaharia at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes we chose it because of hewlett, and also because reuse would be a lot
> easier. Going forward I don't have a strong opinion either way.
>
> Neeru
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Mike Linksvayer <ml at gondwanaland.com>wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 04:53, Jodi Schneider <jschneider at pobox.com>wrote:
>>
>>> CC-BY is less restrictive. Unless you are opposed to potential
>>> commercialization of your work, CC-BY is better than CC-BY-SA, in the sense
>>> that it makes reuse easier. CC-BY is, of course, worse if you prefer
>>> copyleft licenses! :)
>>>
>>
>> There are reasons to use copyleft besides preventing commercialization
>> (which copyleft licenses don't do direction, though they can be a deterrent
>> in some cases). :)
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Have you given any thought as to why
>>>> you selected CC-by and not CC-by-sa?
>>>
>>>
>>> The license was already chosen when I got involved.  Neeru, Mike, Greg,
>>> any comments?
>>>
>>
>> I think Neeru chose it, or it was a condition of the small Hewlett grant
>> that got Neeru started, or it is defaulty in OA world that AcaWiki
>> complements most obviously (it has been a long haul toward the wiki world),
>> or some combination thereof.
>>
>>
>>
>>> I suppose CC-by is practically the
>>>> standard among researchers, while CC-by-sa stems from Wikimedia
>>>> Foundation inspired projects.
>>>>
>>>
>>> CC-BY-SA is pretty recent in Wikimedia:
>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update
>>>
>>
>> Though copyleft isn't.
>>
>> i don't have an opinion on whether BY or BY-SA is more appropriate for
>> AcaWiki, though it is an entirely safe bet that the question will come up
>> regularly.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> p.s. Awesome re importing/collaboration, much more exciting than license
>> nuance. :)
>>
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