[open-science] SPARC author addendum uses CC-NC licence and now all hybrid publishers have followed

Nick Barnes nb at climatecode.org
Mon Dec 12 17:04:50 UTC 2011

If you can come up with a license which only enables the uses you want
to see, and persuade other people to use it, then great.  If you want
to allow socially-useful companies, or entrepreneurs, or educational
institutions, or non-profits, to make use of your work, then you will
have to choose some other license than CC-NC, because CC-NC does not
do that.  So find yourself a lawyer and get busy.

For instance, effectively CC-NC prevents the Climate Code Foundation
from using a document to promote the public understanding of climate

At the end of the day, do you care more about enabling positive uses
or preventing negative uses?
Nick Barnes, Climate Code Foundation, http://climatecode.org/

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