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From "Daniel Kulp (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-179) Include CC-BY as an Apache-approved third party license
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:29:42 GMT

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Daniel Kulp commented on LEGAL-179:
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I agree with Joe and Sam.  This needs to be closed as WONTFIX.   We cannot (and should not)
spend time evaluating all of the 100's of open source (and non-open source) licenses that
are out there unless and until we specifically need to.   Until there is a *PROJECT* at Apache
that requires something that is CC-BY, this JIRA is premature.   The current processes and
procedures are there to support the needs of the projects, not some hypothetical future use
case or some political position of one of the members.   

At this point, Larry has not stated a reason why Apache needs CC-BY to be a Category A license.
   Should it be Cat A?  Maybe.  I don't know and don't care.  At this point it's not needed
by any project at Apache and thus not something to really dig into.

> Include CC-BY as an Apache-approved third party license
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-179
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-179
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Lawrence Rosen
>
> W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee has just approved the use of CC-BY as the license for the
HTML Working Group and as an experiment to determine whether to use that license for other
W3C specifications. Since Apache members participate in HTML development and use that W3C
specification in our projects, we should add CC-BY to the Apache list of approved third-party
licenses.
> /Larry
> ********** Here is what the W3C announcement said:
> "Based on extensive discussions, the Director has decided to pursue the experiment with
CC-BY. The Director's view is that:
>    * Despite concerns from some developers that it is not sufficiently
>      liberal, CC-BY satisfies the key requirement of permitting the
>      creation of derivative works.
>    * A license with no attribution requirement, such as CC0, would
>      not support other important W3C and community aims, as it could
>      contribute to confusion rather than interoperability of the Web
>      platform.



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