[cc-licenses] CC licenses version 4.0: some thoughts on noncommercial

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Dec 23 12:50:14 EST 2011


On 22/12/11 17:27, drew Roberts wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 December 2011 13:07:17 Heather Morrison wrote:
>>
>> Another example is my own blog, which is licensed CC-BY-NC-SA. At this
>> point in time, I am fortunate enough to have a full-time job and no need to
>> make money from this blog. However, in this world there are no guarantees
>> for any of us, and if at some point I needed money, I would be very glad
>> that I did reserve rights to sales of my work. If I were to change the
>> license to CC-BY,
> 
> Again, forget BY, use BY-SA if you are going Free, protect the Freedom of your 
> works for others as well as yourself.

There seems to be a false dichtomoy between BY and NC-SA in discussions
of Open Access at the moment.

BY-SA builds and protects a commons. Neither BY (an unmanaged commons)
nor NC-SA (an allotment) do.

- Rob.


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