[odc-discuss] An attribution-only version of the open database license

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Wed Nov 18 16:03:30 UTC 2009

On Nov 18, 2009, at 11:13 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> Matt Amos wrote:
>> and, of course, if someone really wants an NC license they could just
>> hack it into the ODbL, or create their own. nothing is gained from not
>> having a license variant, just because we don't agree with it.
> It's whether or not you want to lend them your credibility. It's whether or not you want your "brand" (ODbL, or OKFN) to cover "less open" things also.
> Taking your example, and Steve's "giving people choice", to the extreme that would mean that Creative Commons should also create a "CC-All-Rights-Reserved" license because hey, people are going to do that anyway!

No because that exists already, it's just copyright.3

Yours &c.


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