[maemo-community] Copyright (was Re: Why not release the new site)

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Fri Feb 27 11:19:29 EET 2009
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 6:39 AM, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> What about a footer inspired by the one at http://creativecommons.org ?
> "Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is
> licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License"

Sounds good. Reading the license, it says it must be attributed as
defined by the author or licensor. Where's that attribution defined?
Would we have to contact all the blogs aggregated on planet and say
"do you agree to having your work published under a Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 Unported license?" or is aggregation viewed

Not that I'm against this as a license, but this "attribution as
defined by the author" bit makes me a little wary.

> If there is Nokia copyrighted content under maemo.org it is the task of
> the related Nokia owners to state that in the relevant pages. Since the
> norm is not to have such type of content in maemo.org, there is no need
> for a mention in the home or every single page.


> How really relevant is to state the 2002-2008 period in any case? To
> start with, was it there any maemo.org on 2002?


> And in a project like maemo.org, what is the big interest pushing a
> "(c)" compared to a much more appropriate CC logo and notice?

Everything's copyright somebody, unless they explicitly put it in the
public domain. Indeed, for licences such as CC to work the copyright
owner is granting the user additional rights, in exchange for some
responsibilities, in exactly the same way as GPL, Artistic, and so on



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
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