[License-discuss] using CC0 instead, and the limitations thereof (was Re: Certifying MIT-0)
tg at mirbsd.de
Thu Apr 23 19:15:29 UTC 2020
Tobie Langel dixit:
>iirc, the problem with CC0 is that the author explicitly retains all
>patent rights (4a).
Right, and it doesn’t even grant a licence to use, except under
specifically limited to copyright law and neighbouring rights.
>Probably not a legal issue for such cases, but may
>well be an import perception issue.
Agreed. So it’s not a fix-all, but in specific cases like these
(examples and the like) it works well.
So, CC0 is basically just a tool to give up copyright, and anything
else is just explicitly not touched (I read 4a not as “explicitly
retaining” but as “we’re not going there, not even implicitly”; the
same in net effect, but not in intent). Not completely helpful but
matches CC’s general stance.
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