[Foundation-l] Creative Commons CC-BY-SA Draft Statement of Intent

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 23:52:52 UTC 2008

On 06/04/2008, SlimVirgin <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm doubtless being extremely dense here, but can someone say what
>  practical difference, actual or potential, any of this makes to
>  Wikipedia?
>  Sarah

1)it gives us a degree of security. An issue with CC in the past is
that they have had a tenancy to jump on bandwagons which made the
future path of their licenses tricky to predict.

2)the free cultural works stuff is another step towards the grand
unified free content license which would be useful to us.

3)section 3 looks like a step towards strong copyleft which has both
pluses (reuses have to release more stuff under free licenses) and
minuses (less incidental reuse and will bring the Free art license
issue to a head).


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