[cc-licenses] New Generic and ports

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun Oct 8 04:28:53 EDT 2006

On Oct 8, 2006, at 08:24, jonathon wrote:

> Since I expect the most significant dispute to be over the meaning of
> "Non Commercial",

FWIW, I think NC is a major bug in CC. First, I think it is  
irresponsible to offer a license whose meaning is unclear even to the  
CC folks themselves. Second, CC creates a brand image that CC equals  
Free Culture which is even stated to be inspired by Free Software,  
but NC is not Free as in Free Software. (CC also talks about Open  
Music when referring to Magnatune, but Magnatune's music is not Open  
as in Open Source.)

Now the Free as in Free Software type of Free Culture loses works to  
NC, because having NC available makes authors choose it by knee-jerk  
reaction. If NC wasn't available, to associate oneself with the brand  
of Free Culture, one would actually have to make the works Free as in  
Free Software.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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