[Live-demo] Re: LiveDVD Copyright Ambiguity - speak up if you have issues

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri Jun 17 15:31:58 PDT 2011

I wonder if we should also specify share alike. So it would be
Attribution Share-Alike.

If I recall the controversy was over if it should be Non-commercial and
I can see how we need to leave that off in order to encourage
contributions from companies to OSGeo live.

Any objections to making it Attribution Share-Alike?


On 06/17/2011 03:14 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> OSGeo-Live authors,
> It has been picked up that we have not selected a specific CC license.
> As such, I'm about to update all OSGeo-Live docs to be CC by
> Attribution, as per below.
> If you have any objections, please speak up before Monday 20 June.
> On 15/06/11 08:37, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Which license?
>> =========
>> Firstly, in the RST source, the majority of our docs are licensed as
>> "Creative Commons". As Simon points out, we need to be more specific.
>> I suggest that we change our template to use the least restrictive of
>> the Creative Commons licenses, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
>> Unported License <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>, and
>> ask all authors to confirm that we can change their docs to this version.
>> What reference?
>> ===========
>> I suggest that we add the following to our disclaimer.html page:
>> The OSGeo-Live documentation  is licensed under a Creative Commons
>> Attribution 3.0 Unported License
>> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/> by the respective
>> OSGeo-Live authors <http://live.osgeo.org/en/sponsors.html#contributors>.
>> The software and data included with OSGeo-Live are licenced under
>> their respective Open Source or other Open license.
>> Derivative works?
>> ===========
>> I suggest we recommend the following text be included in derivative
>> works:
>> "If incorporating content from the OSGeo-Live project, please
>> attribute using text similar to:
>> [This document] incorporates OSGeo-Live documentation, which is owned
>> by the respective OSGeo-Live authors."

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