[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Feb 21 02:47:44 UTC 2012

Quoting Richard Fontana (rfontana at redhat.com):

> The problem I have with this, though, is that none of the [other] CC
> licenses seem to mention patents at all. Why does CC0 have a
> reservation-of-patent-rights clause when CC BY and CC BY-SA don't?
> The answer can't be that CC0 is now recognized as appropriate for
> software and the [other] CC licenses continue not to be, since it
> appears that CC0 did not originally contemplate application to
> software when it was introduced.

Another very good point.  I hope Creative Commons representatives will
address the matter, and also that CC as a whole might consider whether
that clause might be dropped without doing harm to the fallback
licence's intent.

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