[Wikimedia-l] BBC Open Content

Mike Linksvayer ml at gondwanaland.com
Tue Apr 10 17:16:20 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 09:56, Tom Morris <tom at tommorris.org> wrote:
> Disagree. The point of the NC and ND licenses isn't so much so they can be used on Wikipedia but really as a stepping stone into CC for nervous types.

I hope this is true, but the handful of anecdotes I know of where
someone moves in one direction (mostly individuals dropping NC and/or
ND) or the other (sadly, Khan Academy) doesn't give me much confidence
it is.

> You might license something under CC BY-NC and watch it be reused a bit: someone pops it into a blog post or into a PowerPoint deck. And, holy crap, the world doesn't end, all is fine and nobody is being asked difficult questions about evil Communist freedom-haters who want to destroy Western civilisation. All is swell.

Putting stuff on the Internet constitutes getting one's feet wet.


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