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Re: CC-BY-SA needs to be wrapped in div, but not CC-BY?

From: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:09:37 -0400
Message-ID: <CAMzQgwAUjvK6DPAG9A5i+Y8ixM3r0q-7+JPLSvW3N+=s5=Rbkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Fyi, in case anyone was following this thread. I've updated the External
Attribution <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:External_Attribution> info
page on how to deal with CC-BY content after an off-list discussion.

Edits quoted below for your reference:

"If you are bringing in standard Creative Commons licensed content (CC-BY),
such as from HTML5Rocks or Dev.Opera, your first edit to the WPD page
should try to keep the original content as intact as possible. This way,
future modifications to the original CC-BY content can be tracked using the
built-in wiki versioning system without complicating the copyright
attribution notices. There is no need for a wrapper <div> to indicate CC-BY


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com> wrote:

>  Hi, Pearl:
>  Can you point to the cc-by-sa content you are working on? Without an
> example, I’ll try and address your questions:
>    1. Why would making modifications to cc-by material change the
>    attribution? Are you changing it from cc-by to cc-by-sa? If so, I’d
>    recommend you write your own examples instead of pulling in someone else’s.
>    2. Essentially, we’re asking folks to get approval to remove the
>    attributions. But the functionality is not required, as non-administrators
>    do lots of tasks after the go/no-go <https://goto.google.com/no-go>
>    decision has been made.
> I might be missing something, here. An example of what you’re trying to do
> would be great.
>  Thanks.
>  J
>  -------------------
> Julee Burdekin
> Content Strategist
> Adobe Web Platform
> @adobejulee
> julee@adobe.com
>   From: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com>
> Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:40 PM
> To: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Subject: CC-BY-SA needs to be wrapped in div, but not CC-BY?
> Resent-From: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:41 PM
>   I understand that* CC-BY-SA *content should be avoided like the plague.
> But when unavoidable, content snippets should be wrapped in <div
> class='license-cc-by-sa'> as outlined in the External Attribution
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:External_Attribution> instructions.
>  However, I wanted to clarify usage of *CC-BY* material so I'm 100% clear
> on using external content:
>  1) No need to wrap text in a div, *even if I make modifications to the
> original content*?
>  2) Only administrators should be able to remove external attributions
> once they are set? (I tested on the practice page and was able to uncheck
> checkboxes and save -- I'm not an administrator though.)
>  Thanks,
> Pearl
Received on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:10:45 UTC

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