[Discuss] Is CC BY-NC-SA not Open Source Hardware?

Billy Meinke billy.meinke at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 17:26:31 UTC 2014

There surely is a spectrum of openness when it comes to copyright, and
the six CC licenses are no exception. It might be good to refer to the
open definition:

> A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.

source: http://opendefinition.org/

Of the CC licenses, CC BY and CC BY-SA (share-alike) are the only ones
that would place a piece of content inside of the open definition.

Re: marking, it's always better be clear about which license (not just
an open/CC license) is being applied to the work, in a way that is
human-and-machine readable. Doing any less would lead to further
confusion around reuse rights, for sure.

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Mike  Dupont
<jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:
> according to the recent ruling in germany, NC is only private usage. You
> cannot even use it in public.
> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140326/11405526695/german-court-says-creative-commons-non-commercial-licenses-must-be-purely-personal-use.shtml
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 3:15 AM, Andrew Back <andrew at carrierdetect.com>
> wrote:
>> On 11 April 2014 09:08, Ben Gray <ben at phenoptix.com> wrote:
>> >I'm of the opinion that it serves best those who don't respect such
>> > licenses and punishes those who do.
>> An excellent point -- NC is something of an "own goal".
>> Cheers,
>> Andrew
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