Subject: Re: Creative Commons Attribution
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 23:15:45 -0400

Evan Prodromou writes:
 > So, the Creative Commons licenses are not OSI-approved:

Only because nobody has submitted them.

 > In discussing this on the Creative Commons cc-licenses list, one
 > commenter thought that the Attribution license element* would not meet
 > the OSD.
 > 
 >     http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/cc-licenses/2004-June/000898.html

The trouble with the case he related is that we rejected the license
because it prohibited one from changing the code that advertised the
original creator.  Requiring attribution is okay.  Prohibiting changes
in the code is not.

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