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From "Lawrence Rosen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LEGAL-179) Include CC-BY as an Apache-approved third party license
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:25:24 GMT
Lawrence Rosen created LEGAL-179:

             Summary: 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.


********** 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

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