[Foundation-l] Decision on Creative Commons 3.0

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 00:05:47 UTC 2007

I can see a question about whether to use CC licenses at all, but can't 
see any reason to use 2.5 and not 3.0.


On Sun, 3 Jun 2007, Peter Halasz wrote:

> Mike Linksvayer (Creative Commons staff) and Jimbo Wales have left
> comments in favour of accepting Creative Commons 3.0 into our own
> commons, but ultimately the decision seems to be up to the Wikimedia
> Foundation Board of Trustees, as no one else is willing (or able) to
> make a final decision. The issues have been discussed ad nauseam, and
> it's decision time. Please make one soon.
> Peter Halasz [[user:Pengo]]
> Discussion below copied from:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Licensing#Creative_Commons_3.0_Licenses_.28again.29
> I invited Creative Commons staff member Mike Linksvayer to weigh in on
> the discussion of CC-3.0, and he's left comments. The conversation has
> again gone stale since then: [[Commons talk:Licensing/Creative Commons
> 3.0]]. When are we going to move towards allowing CC-3.0 licenses, and
> who makes the decision? Are we just going to ignore it while there are
> lingering doubts? For people who want to allow Wikipedia to use their
> material, it's enough trouble to explain that they have to use BY or
> BY-SA licenses, and not the others listed on creativecommons.org. But
> it's just going too far having to say "you need to hunt down an
> outdated creative commons license... one which isn't even listed at
> creativecommons.org". The 3.0 licenses create no new conditions which
> don't already exist in law. Let's take them on already. [those are my
> thoughts, not CC's] Pengo 05:39, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
>    I think the real important question is "who makes the decision?"
> But yes, it seems to me that the don't accept them camp can always win
> by stalling. Meanwhile, more and more free content appears on the web
> under CC-3.0 that we can't use. --Selket 06:17, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
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