Licensing policy change proposal

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Tue Jan 29 19:21:58 GMT 2019


You can but try :)

On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 at 18:56, Krešimir Čohar <kcohar at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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