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chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 20:07:46 PST 2010

My mistake, if that's true. I've always thought that Jon didn't want CC0.
Care to clarify Jon?

For that matter, how do you go about making major decisions like this for
OCAL? It can't be majority vote since most contributors might not even be on
the mailing list.

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Francis Bond <bond at ieee.org> wrote:

> G'day,
> On 19 November 2010 11:22, chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Find a "legal guy" and write your own Public Domain declaration?
> Isn't that what CC did?  I think Jon knows more about the background, but
> my understanding is that they looked at the public domain declaration, found
> that it couldn't be used widely, and tried to come up with the best possible
> alternative.  Is there any reason to think we can do better?
>> You've said many times that CC0 isn't suitable for OCAL, now is as good an
>> opportunity any.
> Again, I may be wrong, but I recall that Jon was happy to move to CC0 (in
> fact suggested it), but some contributors objected.
> I personally prefer the simplicity of public-domain, but if the CC lawyers
> really think it can't be done everywhere (and I have colleagues in France
> who strongly say that this is the case in France), then maybe we should
> think again about moving to CC0?
> --
> Francis Bond <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/>
> Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
> Nanyang Technological University

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