[Foundation-l] Creative Commons identifies "Free Cultural Works" approved licenses

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 21:17:37 UTC 2008

I have at the moment a green and a blue T-shirt that stands for particular
CC licenses. They also have a circle with the logo for the license in it.
The green one has a circle with the little man inside it, the blue one has a
circle with the equal sign.

PS I used to have many T-shirts for the jogging I did. Now I am getting more
and more T-shirts for the good causes that gave me their T-shirt.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Pharos <pharosofalexandria at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:34 PM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > Creative Commons has gone live with a new design for their two free
> >  content licenses:
> >
> >  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
> >  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
> >
> >  This design identifies the licenses as being compliant with the
> >  Definition for Free Cultural Works (and links to it).
> This is fantastic.  I'm quite surprised actually, that you were able
> to convince them to take such a bold step.
> It's always annoyed me, the casualness with which many people use the
> highly ambiguous phrase "Creative Commons License".  I think it's the
> complicated specific names (like
> "Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike") that are causing people to
> gloss over the differences.
> One thing that has occurred to me, is maybe they should consider
> color-coding their licenses, like NBC used to due with their different
> radio networks in the USA (they had "Red", Blue", "Orange", "Gold" and
> "White" Networks ).  This would not be a replacement of the current
> names, but rather "nicknames" for colloquial use.
> For, example, this is one possible scheme:
> Creative Commons Violet (by)
> Creative Commons Blue (by-sa)
> Creative Commons Green (by-nc)
> Creative Commons Yellow (by-nc-sa)
> Creative Commons Orange (by-nd)
> Creative Commons Red (by-nc-nd)
> Pharos
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