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Re: Draft HTML5 licensing survey

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:02:49 -0700
Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "Sam Ruby (rubys@intertwingly.net)" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-id: <5FEF93D8-8C14-4DB7-A807-BF51F59CC598@apple.com>
To: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>

On Apr 26, 2011, at 7:51 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:

> On 25/04/11 04:33, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> In this case, I have relevant first-hand knowledge. Specifically, I
>> expect poll survey from Apple representatives would support an MIT
>> license but not CC0.
> 
> Are you able to say why that is?

>From a legal perspective, we're uncomfortable with the effectively public-domain nature of CC0. MIT-style permissive copyright licenses also have a longer track record and are familiar and well-understood in the industry.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:03:22 GMT

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