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Re: CC Version 4.0 (and government data)

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:18:26 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1323638306.55938.YahooMailNeo@web112609.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

I wish CC well.  I can understand European Government's problems.  Americans tend to think of the US Civil War when the think about economics and commerce.  It's a bad model, actually.

In three sentences ...

The Boer Wars are an almost prefect Anti-Allegory for the battles between privileged users in Cyberspace.  The suzerainty of the W3C and IETF Standards can only be assured in the .gov/.org/.edu domains.  The allegory is in-depth, even extending to data mining methods used for gold mining in the Transvaal because of the nature of the deposits - mining a gold matrix is much different than mining gold nuggets.

The Great Boer War, Arthur Conan Doyle  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3069
IMHO, this book should be required reading in the US anyway.  Sandro, please recommend the book to TBL, if you would.


From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>

To: W3C eGov Interest Group (All) <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:21 AM
Subject: CC Version 4.0 (and government data)

Creative Commons is starting to work on a version 4.0 in part because:

        The treatment of sui generis database rights in the 3.0 licenses
        continues to be a show-stopper for many, including governments
        in Europe.  This fosters an environment in which custom licenses
        proliferate, inevitably resulting in silos of
        incompatibly-licensed content that cannot be maximally shared
        and remixed.

Now is the time to get involved in the CC v4.0 process:


     -- Sandro                
Received on Sunday, 11 December 2011 21:19:03 UTC

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