[License-review] OSI recognition for Creative Commons Zero License?

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Thu Feb 2 21:04:15 UTC 2012

Rick Moen dixit:

>Quoting Carl Boettiger (cboettig at gmail.com):
>> I would like to submit the Creative Commons zero license for
>> consideration.  I am new to this list, forgive me if it has already been
>> considered.
>A number of times, actually, most recently last month.

What Rick didn’t say is that most think CC should formally
submit CC0 for approval.

>Dryad's requirement of CCO is declared on that page to apply to
>submitted data files, not to associated 'software scripts and other
>files important to the article' submitted with them.

It’s nicer to have the same licence for everything, especially
when the line gets blurry. That’s why the MirOS Licence, for
example, uses the term “work” instead of software/code/whatever
and has also got OKFN approval (OSI equivalent for data), as
do most CC licences.

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