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

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Feb 2 21:16:00 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 09:04:15PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Rick Moen dixit:
> >
> >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.

CC0 is the only Creative Commons license that the Creative Commons guys
recommend for source code, though.  For the rest, they specifically
recommend *against* using the licenses for software, at least through
version 3.x (though I think they're considering making the licenses more
specifically software-friendly for 4.x).

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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