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

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Jan 3 17:44:05 UTC 2012

Karl Fogel scripsit:

> 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:

I have reviewed it de novo, and it looks perfectly OSD-compliant to me.
I see no problem with approving it as a whole: the combination of a
copyright disclaimer with a copyright license is a copyright license.
I don't think we need to be nuanced about it: software licensed under
CC0 is open source, period.

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