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  • From: tomislav medak <to-me AT>
  • To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] Color-coding
  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 09:38:09 +0200

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mike is already in this thread and he can fill you up on the proposal
which was circulated more in detail, but i can say that the coloring
coding is not the most important feature in the proposed new CC buttons.
new CC buttons would also include either abbreviations or icons
indicating what is the exact CC license being used.

i found these buttons great improvement over the existing one, as it
carried the information that otherwise you can get only if you go and
see to what license does the button link to, provided metadata are
implemented as they should be.

i personlly find mozCC plugin for firefox a great help in that it does
exactly that - indicate iconically what are key license elements in
metadata present on the web page being browsed.


robinp AT wrote:
> Why not blue for copyleft with next four colours pushed down a row so that
> EULA can be "visible" too? After all, "All Rights Reserved" isn't a
> complete full stop as at a red light - it's just a stern warning.
> Small problem - how many people know what indigo looks like and can
> instantly distinguish it from violet?
> Bigger problem - lots of people are colour-blind in one way or another. At
> traffic lights the light's position gives them the info; so "position"
> should be part of this scheme.
> Robin Patterson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cc-licenses-bounces AT
> [mailto:cc-licenses-bounces AT] On Behalf Of Greg London
> Sent: Friday, 19 May 2006 11:55
> To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts
> Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] Color-coding, was Re: Getting to Version 3.0
> if you took ROYGBIV, flipped it around
> to reverse the order, then you'd have
> something that is mneumonically memorable
> *and* maps so that copyleft is physically
> left of copyright.
> Violet = Public Domain
> Indigo = Attribution
> Green = Copyleft
> Yellow = NonCommercial
> Orange = NoDerivative
> Red = All Rights Reserved
> EULA's and the like can be infrared
> You could have vertical color bars
> as the logo, and it would map the terms
> to their context in several different ways.
> I'm one license short to fill up the color
> bars, though. Don't know what to put for blue.
> Greg
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