question about a project licensed under CC NC claiming to be open source
riboulet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 16:28:52 UTC 2010
On Jun 23, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Joseph Bell wrote:
> Creative Commons on source code... frown.
> From the website it looks like they simply want to generate revenue from corporate use, anyone else can use it freely - so it's really a dual licensing question.
> I haven't read CC NC 2.5 but you should review it carefully depending on what you want to do with this code - if they are in a position of dual licensing they probably don't want you taking the code, extending it, relicensing it, etc. What do you want to do with it?
one of my clients pointed me towards this lib recently so I checked it out to see if it can replace the one I'm using.
The license question quickly suprised me as I'm a bit used to common open source licenses (mit, gpl, apache, bsd, ...) for code and Creative Commons for other stuff.
but following recent GPL violations I decided to check with opensource.org if my understanding was correct and if some actions need to be done to avoid similar cases on a larger than gpl (meaning open source in general) scale.
so anyway I probably won't do anything with that code.
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