[okfn-discuss] Re: Fwd: New licensing buttons

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Apr 2 08:11:43 UTC 2007

Erik Moeller wrote:
> In case you haven't seen ..
> What do you think about at least sharing the Free Culture logo between
> our two definitions? It is getting some widespread adoption within
> Wikipedia ..

That's great and we launched some open knowledge ones back in 


These have also started being used in various places. One option might 
be both projects to include the other set of logos so that people can 
choose whichever one they prefer or is most appropriate to the material 
at hand (after all the principles behind the two definitions are 
essentially identical).


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>
> Date: Apr 2, 2007 7:48 AM
> Subject: New licensing buttons
> To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts
> <cc-licenses at lists.ibiblio.org>
> The http://freedomdefined.org/ team is happy to announce the
> publication of a new set of licensing buttons for Free Cultural Works.
> These can be found at:
> http://freedomdefined.org/Logos_and_buttons
> They clearly identify works as being under a particular license, and
> also show the "Free Cultural Works" logo which symbolizes that all the
> Four Freedoms from http://freedomdefined.org/ are granted to users of
> the material (including the often denied freedom to make commercial
> use).
> The Definition of Free Cultural Works was recently adopted by the
> Wikimedia Foundation for Wikipedia and its sister projects, and is
> also linked from the Free Software Definition at:
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> These buttons are in the public domain; there are no trademarks or
> other rights claimed, either.
> I would like to encourage all authors adopt these buttons to show your
> support for the freedom in Free Culture.
> -- 
> Peace & Love,
> Erik
> DISCLAIMER: This message does not represent an official position of
> the Wikimedia Foundation or its Board of Trustees.
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> free and exciting is waking up." -- Ming the Mechanic

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