Let's discuss the future of our licenses


(Michael Downey) #21

If I understand the question correctly, here’s how to attribute an upstream CC-licensed work, from which you create a derivative CC licensed work:

This work, “New Document”, was adapted from “Upstream Document” by Upstream Author, used under the Creative Commons 4.0 International Attribution License (CC BY 4.0). “New Document” is licensed under the Creative Commons 4.0 International Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) by New Author.

That said, did I miss the rationale for CC BY-NC-SA versus something more permissive?

(Robby O'Connor) #22

I am a fan of permissive licenses. Why are we doing this restriction?

(Saptarshi Purkayastha) #23

And using SA, we would like that others modifying this would also contribute it back. For the EPP and it’s material, I think allowing others to create business is good, but I think for core documentation, we should, not by goodwill but intention, make people to contribute back.