[Discuss] Opensource Licence for ancestral and local culture works where copyright does not fit with local culture

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Wed May 28 12:51:38 UTC 2014

Huh, that's interesting. Some of the labels have gender limitations. It
hadn't occurred to me that someone might make a license-type-thing with
that clause. This particular one has not just a gender restriction, but an
initiation restriction, so the information would only be available to
particular males and no one else.

"*Given its nature it is only to be accessed and used by authorized [and
initiated] men in the community. If you are an external third party user
and you have accessed this material, you are requested to not download,
copy, remix or otherwise circulate this material to others. This material
is not freely available within the community and it therefore should not be
considered freely available outside the community*."

But that's just one of the labels, which don't seem to actually have any
power other than communicating ethics and intentions.

There's an "outreach only" license, which seems like it contradicts the OSH
principle of not discriminating against fields of endeavor.

"*You may only use this work for outreach activities. Depending on what
kind of activities designed by the TK holder, and the possibilities for
increased circulation of this material, this license asks you to develop a
means for fair and equitable reciprocal exchange for the use of this
material with the relevant TK holders.*"

smallwindturbineproj.contactor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is a "for information" post, which is connected with OSHWA purpose.
> §-- If you have only a flash moment for reading this post:
> this is a suggest to have a look to TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE LICENCE at
> http://www.localcontexts.org/#licenses
> §-- If you have more time to read:
> As you may know, I'm part of those, on this OSHWA Discuss List, who are
> particularly sensitive with the effect that the concept of copyright could
> have on local culture where this copyright concept is not aligned with
> ancestral usages (often, this takes place where oral culture is proeminent).
> And I've been informed that a project is currently trying to solve this
> kind of problem, proposing adapted licences called:
> * http://www.localcontexts.org/#licenses
> From my humble point of view this initiative will certainty touch, one
> day, some Free Libre OpenSource Tangible works, and other licences works.
> The entrance of ancestral or cultural non-copyrightable works (because of
> lack of such law in the places where they are taking place), into the danse
> of Global Open Knowledge (and Global Open Tangible works), is maybe a
> important event.
> Oder ? No ?
> Freely,
> Antoine
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