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License Modification

Topics: Project Management Forum
Nov 13, 2007 at 4:40 PM
I am proposing that this software be licensed under a license that was written for software.

The Creative Commons License was written to cover books, music, and other entertainment media.

"Collective Work" means a work, such as a periodical issue, anthology or encyclopedia, in which the Work in its entirety in unmodified form, along with a number of other contributions, constituting separate and independent works in themselves, are assembled into a collective whole. A work that constitutes a Collective Work will not be considered a Derivative Work (as defined below) for the purposes of this License.
"Derivative Work" means a work based upon the Work or upon the Work and other pre-existing works, such as a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any other form in which the Work may be recast..."

Technically speaking, this license does not specifically address software and it's use, distribution and modification. Creative Commons does cover this in their FAQ (See: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/FAQ#CanIuseaCreativeCommonslicenseforsoftware.3F ).

My suggestion is that this software be licensed under the CC_GNU GPL (http://creativecommons.org/license/cc-gpl). This license will specifically spell out how software may or may not be used, and conveys the same intent as the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.

Fraser