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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 3 19:13:41 UTC 2012

Quoting Chad Perrin (perrin at apotheon.com):

> I find that an awfully misguided approach, and think that the CC guys
> (presumably in service to an attempt to help people who aren't lawyers)
> end up obscuring a lot of the likely actual legal effects of their
> licenses by way of the "user friendly" interface to license selection and
> understanding.

You're entitled to your opinion, but in my own experience, CC's 'This is
a human-readable summary, and here's a direct link to the literal
licence terms' approach has been a roaring success, enabling multiple
audiences to understand as much as they want to know.  It's not as if
the 'legal code' is difficult to find.  Also providing a 'human-readable
summary' takes away nothing.

It helps that the summaries are written by sharp-eyed and fair-minded,
literate people with legal knowledge, and that the licences themselves
are well drafted.

And I suspect you'll find far fewer people who misunderstand the likely
legal effects of CC licences than those of most others, though that's
just my hunch.

Rick Moen                  "No.  'Eureka' is Greek for 'This bath is too hot.'"
rick at linuxmafia.com                                     -- The Doctor
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