[cc-licenses] Color-coding, was Re: Getting to Version 3.0

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Thu May 18 10:54:21 EDT 2006


On Thu, May 18, 2006 07:13, Terry Hancock wrote:
> "Free" licenses have cool colors (say):
>
>     GREEN = free / non-copyleft
>     BLUE    = free copyleft
>
> While "non-free" licenses have hot colors:
>
>     YELLOW = Non-Commercial
>     ORANGE = Non-derivative (& NC-ND)
>     RED        =  More restrictive licenses (e.g. EULAs)

We're working on a very similar color scheme.  Drafts were proposed to
cc-icommons a couple months ago.  I think  a number of people have arrived
at this independently, which means it must be a good idea. :)

-- 
 Mike Linksvayer
 http://creativecommons.org/about/people#21





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