[License-review] CC withdrawl of CC0 from OSI process
tg at mirbsd.de
Sat Feb 25 13:57:15 UTC 2012
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Clark C. Evans dixit:
>On Sat, Feb 25, 2012, at 01:38 PM, Simon Phipps wrote:
>| to date, I would rather see CC0 as it stands now approved so
>| that OSI's list includes a public domain dedication.
It would include CC0’s fallback licence. OSI approves licences.
Not software. Not PD dedications.
>The OSI should instead focus on a 10-15 line "MIT" style
>copyright *and* patent public domain dedication and approve
>this. The FSF would approve it and recommend it over the
>CC0 I'm quite sure. If it is short & sweet, it'll spread
>very rapidly by those who are truly making a gift.
OSI, CC or both?
As long as that one’d not use the term “software” but “work”
I guess. Do make sure the disclaimer of the licence part is
valid in the EU, please, though. If that gets passed, I’ll
retract the MirOS Licence in its favour, as it will cover
all of the MirOS Licence’s fixes to my criticism of the MIT,
BSD, etc. licences (works with EU law and German Produkt-
haftung, works for all kinds of copyrighted work, is a short
and pregnant copycenter style licence) and will have been
written by legal professionals (possibly from more countries
than just USA? Till, I’m thinking of you). I’ll accept an
all caps disclaimer (which I personally think illegible but
have since heard may help in the USA) even ☺
I believe no one can invent an algorithm. One just happens to hit upon it
when God enlightens him. Or only God invents algorithms, we merely copy them.
If you don't believe in God, just consider God as Nature if you won't deny
existence. -- Coywolf Qi Hunt
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