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

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:12:25 +0000
To: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D00FD13B.E2726%julee@adobe.com>
Thanks, Pearl! J

Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

From: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com<mailto:pearlchen@google.com>>
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:09 PM
To: julee <julee@adobe.com<mailto:julee@adobe.com>>
Cc: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: CC-BY-SA needs to be wrapped in div, but not CC-BY?

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 content."


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


Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

From: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com<mailto:pearlchen@google.com>>
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:40 PM
To: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto: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<mailto: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.)


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