[Foundation-l] Creative Commons CC-BY-SA Draft Statement of Intent
brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 00:57:41 UTC 2008
On 07/04/2008, Pharos <pharosofalexandria at gmail.com> wrote:
> I talked with a young journalist at one of our events in New York
> this Friday, and this was very much a reason she appreciated
> Wikimedia, because the wonder of free content helps her everyday in
> her job.
> Imagine the potential attitude of a journalist like that, used to
> interacting with free content on a regular basis, when she has a
> mature journalism career, and maybe a position of editorial authority
> in a few years.
> Now imagine us telling her free content is over for her, that
> Wikimedia is no longer interested in helping journalists unless they
> fulfill our strict ideological requirements.
> Then her experience with free content comes to a sudden stop, and the
> whole concept seems like a brief fad that is no longer relevant to her
> carreer. Do you think she will have the same positive attitude toward
> Wikimedia and free content when she becomes an editor then?
CC-BY is not going anywhere. Lots of people release content under this
license and will continue to do so. Not to mention public domain
In fact, for contributors who *don't* want a "strong interpretation"
of sharealike to apply to their work, if CC-BY-SA is clarified to have
this intent, they may switch to make their work available under CC-BY.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
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