[License-review] [PROPOSAL] Invite Creative Commons to submit CC0 Dedication.

Karl Fogel kfogel at red-bean.com
Tue Jan 3 15:09:18 UTC 2012

Simon Phipps <webmink at gmail.com> writes:
>On 2 Jan 2012, at 21:58, Bruce Perens wrote:
>> On 01/02/2012 01:37 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
>>> Instead, it should accept specific, well-drafted statements of
>>> public domain. FSF took this route by endorsing CC0
>> Get Sarah or Diane to submit it.
>I would welcome that.

I would too.  

However, because it would be a shame to invite them to do that, only to
then discover obvious problems, I'd like to first ask:

Does anyone here on the license review committee think that inviting
Creative Commons to submit the CC0 Dedication for OSI approval is a bad
idea, and if so, why?

Let's try to uncover any obvious objections before approaching CC.  We
don't necessarily need unanimity, or even consensus, but we should at
least take a preliminary look at the specific text before inviting CC to
do anything.  Here's the text:

By the way, note that CC doesn't have a direct link path to the legal
text from their front page.  Instead, they guide the rightsholder
through an interactive Q&A, I suppose in order to make sure the holder
understands what they're doing.  That process starts here:


And CC's general introductory page about CC0 is here:



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