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Re: CC license on figures in specs?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 07:11:39 -0600
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <F4647BE8-1344-4BD3-9CC8-3786D0BB649A@w3.org>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>

On 16 Dec 2011, at 4:56 AM, Marcos Caceres wrote:

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> On Friday, December 16, 2011 at 7:54 AM, fantasai wrote:
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>> 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.
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> A good way around the problem is to do what DOM4, Widgets, and other specs are doing: Make the Editor's draft be in the public domain so text, figs, etc. can be used freely by anyone. See, for example:  
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> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/domcore/raw-file/tip/Overview.html
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> That way, the W3C can still have the copyright over its /TR/ specs, but everyone else can just use the Editor's Draft text freely and happily. 
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Hi Marcos,

I don't think that situation is stable; I do not expect that licensing approach is compatible.

Ian



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