[License-review] Request for consultation with CC on patent issue

Henrik Ingo henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi
Mon Feb 20 08:43:27 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:32 AM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
>> Others on the list are sufficiently concerned with the problem, as
>> evidenced by the current discussion.
> However, quite a lot of other people believe that CC0 is just fine as
> written.


While you are correct, my interpretation is that none of those other
people (with the exception of Russ Nelson, I realize now)
 - have said that CC0 would be a worse license if the patent issue in
4a is clarified before approval. (As it is now, CC has not even given
a justification for why the text is written like it is now.)
 - have said that CC0 needs to be urgently approved due to some pressing issue

It seems to me Bruce's emphasis of the word "opportunity" [to make
this clearer] is specifically with this background. For me personally,
I would very much like a comment from Creative Commons and not just
blindly assume anything.

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