[odc-discuss] ODbL and Creative Commons

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Mon Feb 6 14:34:43 UTC 2012

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
> As you know Creative Commons are planning to produce version 4 of
> CC-BY-SA this year.  Having two separate silos for share-alike data is
> not good, so we should find ways for ODbL and CC-BY-SA to
> interoperate, or better still merge into a single licence.
> Thoughts?

Are the silos even avoidable?  I thought ODbL dealt with database
rights, while CC-BY and CC-BY-SA dealt with copyright.  That's a good
thing because these rights are orthogonal but related, so it's very
easy to screw things up if you try to combine them: see the
non-free/open mess that often results when someone tries to use a
copyright licence to enforce a trademark.

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