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From "Sam Ruby (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-96) Categorise Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:25:27 GMT

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Sam Ruby commented on LEGAL-96:

> I'd like to see counsel or VP, Legal give a +1 on this one

Fine: +1

Now a brain dump on this topic:

* First, this isn't a question for counsel (is this license illegal or one that we can't comply
with?  I don't see any reason to believe so), but rather one of policy (do we WANT to allow

* Second, you place entirely too much importance on the title of VP in questions such as these.
 This is a routine question which can be answered via lazy consensus and then any member of
Legal Affairs can  update the site with the results.  I am actively monitoring, and will intercede
when necessary, but I prefer to cultivate a community over becoming a bottleneck.

* Next, dual license is not an issue.  That's the licensor giving us a choice.  In such cases,
we simply make the choice that works for us.

* Finally, as to the license itself, we have already approved a substantially similar license.
 Since this is a brain dump, I actually do have a concern with the license.  It specifies
"You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor", which effectively
means that may contains conditions that are specified outside of the license.  These conditions
could be problematic.  More often, however, the real problem is that these conditions are
never stated.   I'll also note that our license's requirements in 4.1 and 4.4 operationally
are equivalent to requiring attribution.  In any case, I see no reason to say no based on
the fact that there could be problems when the problems have proven to be rare and unlikely.
 In the event of an actual problem, we can certainly revisit this.

> Categorise Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LEGAL-96
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-96
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Robert Burrell Donkin
> CC-BY-3.0 [2] needs to be added to a category [1]
> My reading is that it should be assigned to Category A: Authorized Licenses. 
> Robert
> [1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201108.mbox/%3CCAP-ksojPu-rUkP7sEX-vkMPi+wZRdy9KEKSSJnG-=yEB=VRNog@mail.gmail.com%3E
> [2] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
> [3] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

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