[OSGeo-UK] Software documentation licensing

Jo Cook jocook at astuntechnology.com
Mon Jul 8 08:31:59 PDT 2019

Hi All,

I'm after a wide spread of opinions about licensing of documentation
for the Google Season of Docs project that I'm working with OSGeo on.

We're discussing which Creative Commons license we should use for
documentation templates. The general opinion is split between CC-0
(https://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/), which effectively equates
to Public Domain, and CC-By
which requires Attribution.

Hypothetically, can anyone think of any scenarios where a commercial
company would not want to use either of these, or would choose one or
the other?

No need to reply-all on this if you don't want, but if anyone at all
has any opinion on the matter or has come across documentation
licensing issues before, I'd love to hear about it. The more specific
the better, please!



Jo Cook
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