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

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 19:12:04 UTC 2007

The WMF does not allow for non-commercial as a restriction. So getting it in
through the back door is not an option. What is an option is to make content
available and select the CC-by-sa / GFDL or CC-by as a license. When a
publisher uses CC-by material and complies with its license provisions, it
is absolutely fine for them to use it. When they use CC-by-sa or GFDL
material and they comply with the license provisions, is is absolutely fine
for them to use it. When they make a bundle of money, I will be happy for
them; it is perfectly legal to do so and it has always been perfectly legal
to do so.

I cannot see that adverts can be considered to become part of the work that
we produce. We have always been really careful to keep adverts out and to
even consider that by adding adverts to our content esewhere they can
becoming part of a derivative work .. I think it is a bit too much.

On Dec 3, 2007 7:48 PM, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 1, 2007 12:50 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1)  Laurence Lessig has posted multiple times claiming that it is
> > acceptable to take illustrations licensed under CC-By-SA and produce
> > combined works which are not freely licensed. For example, if I wrote
> > a since instruction book and created illustrations on how to safely
> > use a bunsen burner a commercial textbook publisher could use my
> > illustrations in their textbook without giving anything back the the
> > world of free content.
> >
> Where do you stand on the question of commercial Wikipedia mirror sites
> having non-GFDL content on pages, such as ads and any additional
> information
> they may chose to create and release?
> What's so different from that (existing, well accepted) practice and
> letting
> someone take your illustration and use it in a book?
> If you want NC, then you should say so, but it's not consistent with how
> we
> use GFDL on the project now...
> --
> -george william herbert
> george.herbert at gmail.com
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