[TAG] License Question
joregan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 04:47:10 MSD 2008
2008/9/21 Martin <martin at marcher.name>:
> according to your author FAQ under "Copyright Issues" you state
> that you will publish the works sent to you under the Open Publication
By default; the author may choose a different licence if he/she so
pleases (and the editor in chief may reject the article if that
licence is horrible enough).
> The Wikipedia article states that the author of the OPL
> recommends using a Createive Commons License as a replacement. I
> understand that there are issues with the existing articles which may
> prevent relicencing them but for new articles would it be OK if I'd
> like to articles to be published under a Creative Commons License -
Any articles you submit may be published under the licence of your
choice, subject to the editor's approval, of course.
> personally I prefer "by-nc-sa" for written works
I think anything with 'Non-commercial' terms is horrible, and IMO
contrary to LG's goals.
> and "by-sa" for code
Well that's a complete and utter failure of an idea. It's *Linux*
Gazette - if you want to share code in the Linux community, the best
way to do so is using the GPL.
> Given that efforts to keep the OPL updated seem to have stopped
> (actually never made it beyond a version 1.0) at 1999-07-08 I think
> switching to a CC license should be considered, maybe even let authors
> choose between
> * default (stay with OPL)
> * the CC options
We've already had that discussion, a few years ago, and the consensus
was to stay with the OPL.
> any thoughts on that?
> You are not free to read this message,
> by doing so, you have violated my licence
> and are required to urinate publicly. Thank you.
^ I'd prefer this to cc-n[cd]-*
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