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Re: CC license on figures in specs?

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 23:54:36 -0800
Message-ID: <4EEAF93C.8060804@inkedblade.net>
To: spec-prod@w3.org
On 12/15/2011 07:59 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-12-15 at 14:00 -0800, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>  wrote:
>>> [...] we might want to make an update to the
>>> Document License saying that examples and figures are in the public domain.
> [...]
>> I extra-agree with this.  I specifically try to write examples that
>> show (relatively simple) real-world uses of the feature, and being
>> able to legally copy-paste those examples is a good thing.
>>
>
> Being able to reuse the examples, and to make derivative works, is good.
>
> Note that (as Tab I think mentioned in another post) the Public Domain
> is not a concept shared by all legal systems. For example, I cannot,
> strictly speaking, create works "in the public domain" here in Canada:
> certain rights are inalienable here. However, I can say that anyone who
> wishes may reuse my works, provided that attribution is given.
>
> So CC may be a better route to essentially the same goal.

No, we really *don't* want to require attribution for people to take
our code examples and use them. That's silly. Wrt Public Domain's legal
status, this is what CC0 is for.

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 16 December 2011 07:57:41 GMT

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