raju at linux-delhi.org
Tue Aug 5 03:11:13 UTC 2008
On Tuesday 05 Aug 2008, Somik Raha wrote:
> However, some contributions will be in the form of powerpoint
> templates, and the Create Commons Attribution license seems to be
> simple enough to allow for commercial and non-commercial usage, while
> keeping it open. AFAIK, not all CC licenses are OSI-compliant, and I
> could not find any CC licenses on the OSI list that have been
> approved. Interestingly enough, OSI's homepage uses a CC license.
The reason you don't find the CC licences on its web site is that OSI
does not approve any licences other than software licences. Being the
Open Source Initiative, their mandate is (at least currently)
restricted to the software domain.
However, I don't see how you can go wrong using one of the CC licences,
which are the de-facto standard for open document publishing and
implicitly approved by the OSI by use. Any OSI board member (I used to
be one) would probably advise you to choose the CC licence that meets
your needs and go ahead with it.
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