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

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Jan 3 17:50:54 UTC 2012


> I see no problem with approving it as a whole: the combination of a
> copyright disclaimer with a copyright license is a copyright license.

Just as an intuition pump for this:

If someone submitted a license to us saying "You can license this software
under the terms of the GPLv3 or later.  If you don't like those terms, you
can pay the copyright owners $10,000 and then section 5c does not apply
to you", I think we'd have to concede that was an open-source license.
(OSI might not approve it on other grounds, to be sure.)

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