[Clipart] CC Zero + OCAL?

Tobias Jakobs tobias.jakobs at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 2 10:56:51 PST 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 19:30, Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
> Hi all, CC is about to formally launch CC0 (pronounced Zero), and I
> was asked if we would like to be a launch partner. This would be very
> good press and give us some love.

Yes, CC0 looks like a license written for us. PD is indeed a little
bit problematic, at least here in Germany.

> Thus, what I'm thinking is that we sign on with CC saying we will
> roll-out support for CC Zero, then add a start date when all new
> content will be by default released of all rights (the same effect we
> were going with with what we currently have, with the CC Public Domain
> Dedication) with CC Zero.
> Old works would still have the cc public domain dedication attached to
> the upload, but new ones, would be released with CC Zero.

I would even vote fore converting everything to CC Zero. I think we
have the right to do that, because now it's PD. I'd like to have only
one licence for everything, to make it easier for the users. e.g. The
most Linux package formats only support one license.

> The benefits of doing this will be:
> A.) Greater legal certainty something is fully released of all rights,
> and if not, world will be granted a license that the copyright holder
> waives all possible rights
> B.) Get us some press
> C.) Get us some new eyes
> D.) Join the cool club of new adopters, and hopefully some new
> projects to work with
> E.) Updated RDFa metadata for semanticizing licensing, attribution, etc.
> What do you all think? It should be pretty simple to add support for
> this. Any questions?

I think we need to talk with the Inkscape developers to add CC0 to the
list of licenses.


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