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

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Wed Jan 4 16:14:37 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 03:17:52PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> I think submitting the licence fallback of CC0 for review as
> an Open Source licence is a very good idea. (This is distinct.)
> OSI should probably look at the entire document but not certify
> a “this isn’t copyrighted” statement as a copyright licence.

CC0 (the "legal code") doesn't say "this isn't copyrighted" (though
the "human readable summary" has a "No Copyright" label); rather it
says "this may be copyrighted" and has language trying to achieve as
broad a waiver of copyright rights as possible.

I don't think it would make sense for OSI to review a portion of an
integral legal document like CC0. Either review for
certification/approval the whole thing or not at all.

- RF

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