Difference between revisions of "H+Pedia:Proposed licensing"

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This is the most permissive creative commons license, however from a selfish point of point, I would prefer to mandate attribution of content to encourage contributions. As a result, I've decided not to go this far.
 
This is the most permissive creative commons license, however from a selfish point of point, I would prefer to mandate attribution of content to encourage contributions. As a result, I've decided not to go this far.
 
=== CC BY 4.0 ===
 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 
 
This permits both commercial and non-commercial use of content, so long as attribution is given. This is my preferred option.
 
  
 
=== CC BY-SA 3.0 ===
 
=== CC BY-SA 3.0 ===
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Use of this license I consider less free than the above, in that it discourages commercial transformations.
 
Use of this license I consider less free than the above, in that it discourages commercial transformations.
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=== CC BY 4.0 ===
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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This permits both commercial and non-commercial use of content, so long as attribution is given. This is my preferred option.
  
 
== Conclusions ==
 
== Conclusions ==

Revision as of 07:44, 7 July 2016

The base copyrights on H+Pedia need to be sorted out. Here are the following options considered:

Considered

No copyright

I don't believe in copyright, or copyleft as these presume permission is needed, something that operates against the very structure of the internet. However, practically speaking, I'm not aware of any boiler-plate statements that encompasses this so this would probably be confusing and unhelpful.

CC0

Aka public domain. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

This is the most permissive creative commons license, however from a selfish point of point, I would prefer to mandate attribution of content to encourage contributions. As a result, I've decided not to go this far.

CC BY-SA 3.0

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

As above, except remixes may not be released under a different licenses.

Use of this license I consider less free than the above, in that it discourages commercial transformations.

CC BY 4.0

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

This permits both commercial and non-commercial use of content, so long as attribution is given. This is my preferred option.

Conclusions

I believe CC BY 4.0 allows for maximum commercial use, whilst ensuring attribution to the original contributors.