[-empyre-] comments welcome

adam at flossmanuals.net adam at flossmanuals.net
Fri Jan 27 19:34:08 EST 2012

the thing about most of these licenses though is that you do not have to
provide the source. a free book without available sources is not free. its
a type of mechanical copyright protection. we need easily accessible
editable sources. not pdf, not epub, not mobi, not paper books but easily
editable sources.

Rob - you would know this better than I - what free licenses are there
suitable for books that require the source to be available?


> On 26/01/12 17:17, Simon Biggs wrote:
>> I'm all for free culture - of course. But I am also pragmatic, seeking
>> to understand the legal side of things. This week's discussion is being
>> led by a copyright lawyer and I am hopeful she can offer insights. I
>> know it doesn't have to be about licenses. The question, however, is
>> whether an assertion, no matter how seemingly right, is legally right?
> In some jurisdictions there isn't a public domain to dedicate your work
> to, in others there is but you can't dedicate work to it, in others you
> can't waive your rights, etc.
> CC0 is an internationally legally sound public domain dedication that
> works around this. So I would recommend using that instead as a
> practical statement of principle.
> https://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC0_FAQ
> Actually I'd *really* recommend using a copyleft licence instead
> (CC-BY-SA), but that's another matter entirely. ;-)
> (I am not a lawyer, etc.)
> - Rob.
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