[cc-licenses] NonDerivative NonCommercial Licenses

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Wed Mar 29 21:35:18 EST 2006

On Wednesday 29 March 2006 08:19 pm, Greg London wrote:
> Well, by "proprietary fork" or "commercial fork"
> I mean someone is able to get more rights to the
> work than is available to the gift economy project.

The problem I see with this is that I do not see that "proprietary fork" is 
equivalent to "commercial fork" and so I agree that a copyleft licence 
legally prevents a "proprietary fork" all things being equal. (Please note 
that some projects get around this though. I think MySQL might be an 
interesting study in this light.) However, commercial "forks" abound.


One person sells his version and another his.  You just have to compete 
commercially on something other than a government granted monopoly. This is 
entirely possible though. (Forgive me if I am wrong and this is a poor 
example, but isn't fashion just such an arena? Do designers get to copyright 
their fall lines?)

So, I took your A or B to mean one or the other of two things, not one or the 
other description of the same thing. It seems you meant the latter and I do 
not agree that that is correct as I have tried to explain.

all the best,

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