[okfn-discuss] Dec 4 Next Steps: Creative Commons NonCommercial and NoDerivatives discussion

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Dec 11 17:29:00 UTC 2012

Hi Timothy,

One specific thing that we'd previously discussed with Mike, Puneet and
others at CC is the idea of including an "Open Definition Approved"
badge (linking to OpenDefinition.org) as well as the "Approved for Free
Cultural Works" badge. The OpenDefinition is more widely used and
recognised as a standard for openness in many different domains -
particularly for science, government information and the GLAM sector.

Another thing is that while the licenses currently have different
background colours (green for Free Cultural Works/OpenDefinition compliant,
and yellow for others), this is easily missed. So it would be good to have
an overview page - e.g. on http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ - showing
which are green and FCW/OD compliant and which are not.

All the best,


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:51 AM, Timothy Vollmer
<tvol at creativecommons.org>wrote:

> Hi all:
> You'll recall that there has been quite a bit of recent discussion about
> the future of the CC non-free licenses [1] [2] [3]. Of course, this is not
> the first time this has come up, but it's something the CC community should
> continue to debate and grapple with.
> Back in August we wrote a blog post on the subject [4] and promised to
> keep the conversation going. We formed an lightweight NC/ND working group
> to take a look at the arguments and recommendations from the various
> individuals and groups. We've generated a few TO-DO items to attempt to
> address in some fashion the issues raised. We have aggregated these
> proposed actions [5] and would appreciate feedback you have. Note that none
> of these proposed action items are set in stone. *If you have comments or
> suggestions, please post it to the list (note this is also going out on
> CC-Community) by COB December 11. *
> Again, the wiki page is http://wiki.creativecommons.org/NC_ND_discussion
> Thank you,
> timothy
> [1]
> http://freeculture.org/blog/2012/08/27/stop-the-inclusion-of-proprietary-licenses-in-creative-commons-4-0/
> [2]
> http://freeculture.org/blog/2012/09/19/the-future-of-creative-commons-examining-defenses-of-the-nc-and-nd-clauses/
> [3]
> http://blog.okfn.org/2012/10/04/making-a-real-commons-creative-commons-should-drop-the-non-commercial-and-no-derivatives-licenses/
> [4] http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/33874
> [5] http://wiki.creativecommons.org/NC_ND_discussion

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