[Wikipedia-l] BBC planning to open source its archives

Brion Vibber brion at ikso.net
Fri Sep 17 21:47:25 UTC 2004

On Sep 17, 2004, at 2:39 PM, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> I read this story on Newsforge, the imminence of this (expected THIS 
> fall) makes it really something. The material is of such a quality, 
> the breath of their data, the pictures alone, this is really big news 
> ! As the article says, openining up this content to the public, will 
> make the British culture much more important.
> The license they will use will be the Creative Commons license.

Which of the several Creative Commons licenses will be used? Many of 
them are very restrictive (eg noncommercial-noderivs). One thing I've 
found very unfortunate about the Creative Commons project is that their 
overarching name gets bandied about in public as though it referred to 
a particular license -- the opposite of what they intend, which is to 
be able to label things distinctly with human- and machine-readable 
license information.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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