[cc-licenses] Founders as a module? was Re: Getting to Version 3.0
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Wed May 24 17:53:30 EDT 2006
Greg London wrote:
> Founders's isn't being adopted in any significant numbers. I think
> any sort of term-limit-non-commercial license would fare even worse.
I don't think the term-limit principle is the reason for the failure of
I think the reasons are:
1) It's not a license at all, but a copyright purchasing contract
2) It's too complicated, and easy to misunderstand.
3) It requires agent-level trust in the Creative Commons organization.
4) It requires an exchange of money -- transactional cost.
5) It is fundamentally incompatible with the other CC license modules.
6) It is not marketed in any appealing way.
As such, it is wide-open to FUD, and it's not a big surprise to me that it
failed so badly. Ultimately, it failed because it *isn't* a license module.
Or so it would seem to me.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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