[Clipart] CC Zero + OCAL?

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Mar 2 11:21:56 PST 2009

I can add the CC Zero license to Inkscape. Yes, I think we can convert
everything to CC Zero. That would be great!

Anyone else have thoughts on this?


On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Tobias Jakobs
<tobias.jakobs at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Tobias

Jon Phillips

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