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From Anil Gangolli <a...@busybuddha.org>
Subject Re: Licensing and commercial use
Date Sat, 23 May 2015 15:02:54 GMT
We may want to clarify any such things in template comments, 
distinguishing the license expressed by the template for blog content 
from the license on the template source itself.


On 5/21/15 9:17 PM, Dave wrote:
> Everything that is included in the Roller source distribution must be
> licensed under the ASL or an equally or more permissive license. If not,
> then we need to remove it from the Roller distro. I think those themes
> mention the the CC license because that is what the theme author wanted for
> his actual blog content (blog entries). That is definitely the case for
> Faucoly, which I developed.
>
> - Dave
>
>
> On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:06 AM Tommy Pham <tommyhp2@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 8:53 PM, Tommy Pham <tommyhp2@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everyone,
>>>
>>> I have some questions regarding licensing.  I noticed that Roller 5.1.2
>> is
>>> "Licensed under Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic
>>> <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/>".  Following the
>>> provided link to understand further about commercial purposes didn't
>> help.
>>> I then followed "More info" which:
>>>
>>> "CC's NonCommercial (NC) licenses prohibit uses that are "primarily
>>> intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or monetary
>>> compensation." ....   If you are unsure, you should either contact the
>>> rights holder for clarification, or search for works that permit
>> commercial
>>> uses." [1]
>>>
>>> So here are my questions:
>>>
>>> *)  If I use the software for my company for blogs created by any
>> employee
>>> of the company available freely for anyone to read but only certain
>>> registered users are permitted to comment, am I permitted to use it under
>>> the CC NC license?
>>> *)  If my company is hosting company, can I charge my customers to setup
>>> this software and for all its maintenance (patches, upgrades, database
>>> backup)?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tommy
>>>
>>>
>>> [1]
>>>
>> https://wiki.creativecommons.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions#Does_my_use_violate_the_NonCommercial_clause_of_the_licenses.3F
>> After playing around with the themes, I think the above license is only for
>> themes Fauxcoly and Gaurav.  Am I correct to assume that roller is licensed
>> under Apache Software License 2.0?
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
>>


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