Quoting Colm MacCarthaigh (colm at stdlib.net):
> Absolutely, but imo this would be a waste of time. Firstly, almost any
> contributer to the ILUG website is almost certainly going to understand
> the open-source philosophy - as indeed will the attendees of the AGM. At
> the suggestion, I would wager the majority of content authors for the
> website would have no problem with CC license and may apply it
> volunarily. Any people that don't probably have good reasons, and I
> don't think it would be a matter of them not understanding the ideas
> behind CC.
Just a reminder: The licences at CC are highly diverse, and many of
them are actually proprietary in various ways (by intent). What I've
found useful is the copyleft licensing I use in the WordPerfect for
Linux FAQ, http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/WordPerfect-Linux-FAQ/feedback.html :
this work may be used freely under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
licence, or, at the recipient's option, any later version.
(Actually, I dual-license that work using GPLv2 or later.)
> The author retains copyright on their portions of it as written, and as
> long as the wiki is still the ILUG website I can't see a problem
Quite right. Before anyone gets up in arms over losing property
interests through using one of CC's licences: ain't so.
When you (as copyright owner) issue one instance of a work under one
license, that doesn't prevent you from issuing others under as many
different terms as you wish. It's a property attached to the work (as
with instantiation of objects).
Cheers, "< > Kernel support for JAVA binaries (obsolete) (NEW)"
Rick Moen -- Linux kernel v2.2.19 configuration
rick at linuxmafia.com
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