[License-review] OSI recognition for Creative Commons Zero License?
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Feb 2 21:56:26 UTC 2012
Carl Boettiger scripsit:
> CC0 was explicitly created to solve the license challenges I have (applying
> equally well to data and code, not burdening the user with deciding what's
> substantial, and being appropriately vetted by legal experts). For these
> reasons I am not interested in coming up with my own custom solution.
I think that's very cogent.
> Further, is it really the position of OSI that I should write custom
> licenses rather than use one they recognize?
> So the primary objection to this recognition is that it comes from a random
> developer and not the folks at Creative Commons. Is that correct?
The normal objection is that a random submitter can't negotiate with the
OSI for changes if they are wanted. In this case, however, CC probably
isn't going to negotiate anyway (the license is simple and obviously
I think the OSI board should consider CC0, and I further think they should
Business before pleasure, if not too bloomering long before.
--Nicholas van Rijn
John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
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