[cc-devel] bug or feature? Old license urls don't resolve to deed but to CC homepage.

Burobjorn burobjorn at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 11:51:55 EDT 2008

Hi all,

I'm working on some legacy code wich included the CC license urls into a
database. Upon checking those urls today, I noticed that these urls do
not redirect to the license deed, but instead to the CC.org homepage. Is
this intentional or a bug?

The url I tried is this one:

If this is intentional I would suggest reconsidering this behaviour as
there is quite a lot of 'old' media aka books, cds etc using the older
license urls which now do not point to the correct license deed. This
would confuse people expecting license information.

Software is easy to upgrade, sold books and cds is a bit harder ;)

All the best,


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Bjorn Wijers

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Jon Phillips wrote:
> You are in syria, right Bassel...is there any block on ports there, like
> a great firewall?
> Jon
> On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 14:44 -0400, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
>> 2008/9/24 Bassel Safadi <bassel.safadi at gmail.com>:
>>> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:33 PM, Nathan Kinkade
>>> <nkinkade at creativecommons.org> wrote:
>>>> Hey Bassel,
>>>> Are you still unable to make the checkout?  I just gave the following
>>>> a try and it worked fine:
>>>> $ svn co http://code.creativecommons.org/svnroot/cchost/trunk/ cchost
>>>> Perhaps there was a temporary outage??
>>>> Nathan
>>> Very strange, I'm still not able to checkout, I tried to checkout something
>>> else outside creativecommons.org and it worked fine..
>>> Thank you Nathan
>> Are you able to browse the repository in your browser at:
>> http://code.creativecommons.org/svnroot/cchost/trunk/?  I doubt it's
>> the issue, but you could try to bypass the reverse-proxy by using
>> code.creativecommons.org:8080.   Even further, what does "telnet
>> code.creativecommons.org 80" give you?
>> Nathan
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