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Creative Commons license on How People with Disabilities Use the Web

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:29:42 -0500
To: "w3t-wai@w3.org" <w3t-wai@w3.org>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
Message-ID: <d4bd4e1f-c8fc-456e-2bb5-93c633717d24@w3.org>
Background: In the past, most WAI Resources, including those developed by EOWG, used the standard W3C Document License [1]. That includes: "No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is granted pursuant to this license..."

For the business case where we encourage people to use the information and modify it for their own situation, we used Creative Commons (CC) license[2].

(We don't yet have a clearly defined policy on when to use W3C Doc license and when CC, unfortunately.)

There is a strong case for doing CC on the Stories of Web Users <https://w3c.github.io/wai-people-use-web/stories>, since we encourage people to adapt these for their own personas (although that specific wording may be dropped). In the EOWG telecon today, there was support for doing CC on the entire resource (4 pages + Overview <https://w3c.github.io/wai-people-use-web/Overview>) [3].

Any concerns or considerations? If so, please add to GitHub <https://github.com/w3c/wai-people-use-web/issues/41> (or reply in e-mail if you're not comfortable in GitHub).


[1] https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/doc-license
[2] https://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/Overview#footer
[3] https://www.w3.org/2017/03/31-eo-minutes.html#item03
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