[Foundation-l] Special License

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 22:59:29 UTC 2007

The fact that Hebrew Wikipedia knows about these changes *now* instead of
*much earlier when these changes actually happened* is kind of disturbing.

On 1/10/07, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/10/07, Yoni Weiden <yonidebest at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Even though usage must be given for free? i.e the pictures cannot be
> sold
> > commercially? Does this mean cc-by-sa doesn't allow to sell the images
> as
> > well?
> Yes, and no.
> As I understand it, CC-BY-SA allows you to use the images to make a
> product (book, CD, DVD whatever) that you can sell. => Commercial use.
> However, the image must be "shared alike", ie. released under the same
> license. Which means that if I make a book with your image, I must be
> able to provide the source free of charge if you ask for it.
> So the real question about your phraseology is, what do you "really"
> mean with "allow commercial usage"?
> As *I* understand it, to allow commercial usage means that I can take
> your image and use it in a book and make money with it (with the book,
> not the image - really, what's the point of selling an image as stand
> alone if it's free elsewhere?)
> My take is that this license is indeed very close to CC-BY-SA. Anyone
> can use it on their commercial website, on their commercial brochure
> etc.
> The trick is if someone takes all those images and makes them into a
> CD and sells the CD. However, you could argue that you're making the
> people pay for the CD itself and the work that was put into gathering
> the images, not for the images themselves.
> Delphine
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