Licensing policy change proposal

Krešimir Čohar kcohar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 18:56:30 GMT 2019


Should we ask Unsplash and/or the photographers if they'd be willing to
release the photographs we selected (seeing as there aren't that many) as
CC0?

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 9:25 AM Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:

> > The Unsplash license looks like a FOSS license to me.
>
> It is a non-free licence which we can not use. 'This license does not
> include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a
> similar or competing service.'
>
> > The CC0 and other public domain licenses bring in complexity without a
> clear benefit.
>
> CC0 is a declaration not a licence and we really can't stop including
> works in the public domain, as others have said it includes many
> elements of what we ship including other works people have declared as
> public domain, UI elements and APIs and indeed the complete works of
> Shakespeare if we so wished.
>
> Jonathan
>
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