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From "Gilles Scokart" <gscok...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Creative Commons Attribution License
Date Thu, 29 May 2008 07:15:42 GMT
What about the attribution : "You must attribute the work in the
manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that
suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)."



2008/5/29 Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org>:
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 5:08 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
>>> I don't have any problem with depending on a CC licensed artifact, but I'm
>>> troubled by the notion that an artifact would be installed into a Maven
>>> repository by "not the author".
>>
>> I, on the other hand, have zero problems with that.
>>
>> The very purpose of creating an open source or creative commons
>> license is to remove the very need to obtain permission for a select
>> set of uses.  In fact I have personally heard Joi Ito (current CEO of
>> Creative Commons) argue very eloquently AGAINST the idea that people
>> should either seek, or grant, permissions to works that are already
>> licensed under a creative commons license.  He cites the Chicago
>> Manual of Style:
>>
>> "The act of seeking permission establishes that the author feels
>> permission is needed, and the tacit admission may be damaging to the
>> author's cause."
>>
>> Think about it.  You write open source code.  An individual, a group,
>> or a company is free to pick up that code and distribute it to
>> his/her/their users.  In general, do they need to seek your permission
>> before they do so?  No.
>>
>>> Would it be possible for you to contact the owner and ask if they would
>>> publish it to a Maven repo themselves?
>>
>> I am confident that I have written code that exists in a Maven
>> repository that I haven't put there.  And while I may be the original
>> author of that code, I am not the "owner".
>
> Agreed. I'm pissed when they make releases for me rather than using my
> (our) releases, but no problem with it going in there.
>
> Anyway - the Maven repository guys can decide whether they want the
> original author to hand it in or not. I don't think we need to worry
> about it as there's nothing wrong with redistributing this.
>
> Hen
>
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Gilles Scokart

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