[Foundation-l] Decision on Creative Commons 3.0

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 11:35:48 UTC 2007

On 03/06/07, Jack <jackdt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Citations also needed for waiving of moral rights being illegal;
> almost no moral rights applying in the USA and that they can be waived
> in Canada <http://preview.tinyurl.com/3bbnf3>;  and moral rights only
> protecting against libel (stronger than prejudicial to honor or
> reputation) which would make them redundant.
> Stallman's comment at <http://preview.tinyurl.com/3ynv35> is not
> specifically about version 3, but he writes that because the rights in
> that case is limited based on the country you're in, he doesn't
> support it. Using the FSF's definition, only CC3.us and CC3.ca is
> free.
> The commons community must decide if allowing non-free CC3s is acceptable.

The answer to your last question is a flat "no." The only pass is for
WMF logos, etc. used across projects.

Saying "but some countries' courts might not like it if we didn't put
in a morals clause" doesn't make it magically a free license.

- d.

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