[Foundation-l] What's wrong with CC-BY-SA?

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sat Dec 1 20:03:39 UTC 2007

On Dec 1, 2007 2:52 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2007 10:00 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://blog.jamendo.com/index.php/2007/12/01/breaking-news-wikipedia-switches-to-creative-commons/
> >
> > I've emailed the comcom and Jimbo asking for the first-hand details.
> This is interesting.  I, for one, have explicitly rejected the
> creative commons cc-by-sa licensing terms.
I'm splitting this out to a new thread because I think it's important
and can be discussed now, regardless of the exact path that's taken.

What problem do you have with CC-BY-SA?  Personally, I like the basic
concept (do what you want as long as you attribute others, derivatives
must be under the same license), but I'm not familiar with the
nitty-gritty details.  There were some complaints in particular with
the newer versions of CC-BY-SA, which I don't recall, but which
possibly could be addressed before the compatibility is put into

But, in order to have any chance of this, we need to get a list of
complaints.  What problems do people have with CC-BY-SA?  I'm asking
this of everyone on the list.

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