question about a project licensed under CC NC claiming to be open source
mrj at advancedcontrols.com.au
Wed Jun 23 16:39:34 UTC 2010
On 06/24/10 02:14, Thomas Riboulet wrote:
> Following some links I found a gallery made in JS : http://highslide.com/
> the website is claiming that it's open source, yet the licence is Creative Commons non commercial 2.5 and I didn't find any link to the code except the actual js lib.
> I don't mind the commercial part but the "you need approval for commercial use" sounds more like the old shareware thing ...
> the CC NC license is not listed in the open source licenses, what is the stand of opensource.org in such a case ?
> and what action is possible towards this project to have them clarify the status of their software ?
Thomas, Highslide JS claims to be "open source" (common noun) rather than Open Source (proper noun, which implies use of
an OSI-Certfied licence, which CC-BY-NC certainly isn't because it restricts use).
source". However it would reduce ambiguity if they instead said "Highslide JS is a...whose source code is available,
allowing easy inspection and modification".
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