[cc-licenses] Alex Bosworth: "Creative Commons Is Broken"

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Thu Mar 9 17:06:48 EST 2006

On Thursday 09 March 2006 01:40 pm, Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 07:58 -0500, drew Roberts wrote:
> > This all came to mind because I like to promote Free Software,
> > particularly GPL software and the Creative Commons, particularly BY-SA
> > works.
> [...]
> > If I like
> > your BY or BY-SA works, you can expect me to spread the word about you.
> > (I would appreciate it if you would return the favour.) Right now, those
> > of you choosing the NC option can hire me to promote your works in the
> > Bahamas if you like. ~;-) Fair is fair right?
> Thank you.  IMHO this is the most productive strategy for those of you
> who dislike NC to take -- work to make BY-SA the dominant license, just
> as the GPL (after many years) outcompeted shareware and other
> alternatives.

Oh, I agree completely and that is a big part of my game plan. However, if NC 
were more clear, I might try promoting those works as well. As it is, I think 
that is too dangerous to mess with them.

Look, I make no bones about BY-SA being my favourite CC licence. That said, I 
do not feel it is out of line trying to give input towards improving all of 
the CC licences where I have ideas that might help.

all the best,

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