H+Pedia:Proposed licensing

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


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


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

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

CC BY 4.0


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


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

This policy was implemented on H+Pedia:Copyrights and throughout the site.