Re: FAQ copyright? (I suggest Creative Commons' licenses)

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed Dec 24 2003 - 19:45:17 CST

|> (I could be easily convinced that we could drop either or both the
|> Non-Commercial or No Derivative Works limitations and retain only the
|> Attribution requirement. And we can always start with the more
|> restrictive form and relax the conditions later on [it's harder to go the
|> other way around.])

"Alan Dechert" <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
|We had a long and strenous discussion about all this back in August.
|Generally speaking, Arthur, Doug and David Mertz have some strong
|feelings/opinions about all this. I dropped out of the debate.

I'm fine with Creative Commons for documentation-type stuff. Public
domain is probably even better, and I think it was Arthur who pushed
this point (maybe not though--it's somewhere in the archives).

For code, we agreed on the almost-GPL license EVMPL... and I *do* feel
strongly about that. But for the FAQ, I have no strong opinion (unless,
of course, someone wanted a proprietary copyrighted-do-not-copy thing;
which no one does). I'm happy to leave this decision to someone (like
Karl) who has worked on the FAQ.

Yours, David...

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