[cc-community] NC/ND

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Dec 14 10:27:47 EST 2011

On Tuesday 13 December 2011 17:10:16 cc at phizz.demon.co.uk wrote:
> On 13/12/2011 11:39, Joe Corneli wrote:
> > It's all fine and good that institutions like MIT use CC-NC-SA -- I
> > mean, it's there prerogative, right, if they want to "share" things
> > that other people can't actually "use" (apparently without a second
> > thought) -- but can't Creative Commons do something to discourage
> > other organizations and individuals from using these licenses in the
> > future?
> Why so? 

One might think that Creative Commons would be concerned with fostering an 
actual creative commons perhaps?

> Many people use the NC license and are more willing to supply 
> image to initiatives like the Encyclopedia of Life than to wikispecies
> for example.

Many people are fine with non-Free Software. That does not mean they walk hand 
in hand with those who are concerned with Free Software.
> If your ideology is assaulted by NC works there is no compulsion on you
> to use them.

The problem is not so much in using them, rather in being put under the same 
banner as whose who do. At least for some. There are also more practical 
problems too such as vast amounts of wasted time and effort.

all the best,


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