[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: CC0 Private Announcement

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 11:25:35 PST 2009

go adopt yerself a public domain waiver... be an early geog. data and
tools adopter now, willya.

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From: Thinh Nguyen <thinh at creativecommons.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM
Subject: CC0  Private Announcement

Dear Friends of Science Commons:

I'm delighted to let you know that CC0
(http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0) has been completed and is ready for
implementation. We are making this private announcement at this time only to
our collaborators and potential early adopters, to give them time to
evaluate the tool and to implement it.

As you know, the concept for CC0 arose from our meeting in October 2007 at
the Sorbonne in Paris. As a participant in that conference, your ideas and
suggestions played a key and vital role in shaping our thinking about how to
share data and databases, which ultimately lead to the development of CC0. I
hope that you can be proud of the ultimate result.

CC0 is only the first installment of a two-part plan. With CC0, we intend to
provide a simple, easy-to-use tool that data providers can use to waive or
"quitclaim" any rights that they may have in data, including copyright and
database rights. As a follow-up to CC0, we are working on an assertion tool
that can be used to mark data that's already in the public domain, but this
is a more complicated task, so we are releasing CC0--the waiver

I hope that you will take some time to look at CC0 by following the link
above. We invite your feedback, and if you know of anyone who might be
interested in CC0 or who might want to be an early adopter, please feel free
to let them know that CC0 is available or put them in touch with us.

Once again, thank you for your contribution to the success of this effort.
We look forward to your continued involvement and participation as we roll
out this project.

Best Regards,

Thinh Nguyen
Counsel, Science Commons

Puneet Kishor

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