Creative Commons is beginning the process of revising their suite of
licenses, with the goal of having a 4.0 version by the end of 2012:
They have a set of goals, including better internationalization,
better interoperability with other licenses, and addressing the needs
of new communities like governments and other public institutions in
addition to the communities already using the licenses.
But this is the requirements gathering period--there is no draft yet.
If you want your input considered, this is the best time to start
thinking about what is and isn't working with the current version of
There is a public wiki explaining more about the goals, timeline,
considerations, and ways to participate:
Wikimedia wants the 4.0 licenses to be better for us and for the
commons than the 3.0 versions, which most Wikimedia projects are
currently using; CC has already reached out to us, wanting to come out
with a version that the Wikimedia community will adopt, and we'll be
trying to make sure everything is coordinated and communicated well
throughout the revision process. But if you are interested, you should
be participating directly. This is doubly true if you are in a
jurisdiction with unusual requirements, or part of a group of users
with particular wants that are not handled well by the current
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