Licensing policy change proposal

Krešimir Čohar kcohar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 20:59:50 GMT 2019


Excellent, thank you :D

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 9:23 PM Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:

> Well others have queried and objected so I guess it's not final.  But
> if someone declares their work to be in the pubic domain then a) that
> satisfies our needs and the needs of all our distributors and b) no
> court in the world is going to uphold a complaint for any use when it
> has been explicitly said it's unrestricted.
>
> Jonathan
>
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 at 19:43, Krešimir Čohar <kcohar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for the vote of confidence haha
> > So to sum up though, is CC0 acceptable?
> > if we confirm that the images we're going to use are CC0 can we use them?
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 8:22 PM Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> 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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