Sorting Out the Sharing License Shambles | Techdirt 2012-08-20


“At the heart of the various movements based around sharing -- free software, open content, open access etc. -- lie specially drawn-up licenses that grant permissions beyond the minimal ones of copyright. This approach has worked well -- too well, in fact, since it has led to a proliferation of many different licenses: the Open Source Initiative recognizes over 60 of them for open source. That's a problem because slight incompatibilities between them often make it impossible to create combined works drawing on elements released under different licenses. To reduce these incompatibilities there has been a general move towards license simplification...”



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08/20/2012, 15:20

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01/31/2012, 09:47