[Clipart] Clipart License

Glenn Randers-Pehrson glennrp at comcast.net
Tue Apr 13 03:51:04 PDT 2004

At 03:47 AM 4/13/2004 -0400, Daniel Carrera wrote:
>Hi guys,
>I was wondering if we could improve upon the "public domain" idea for 
>clipart by instead using a BSD-style license.  Such a license would no 
>present any restrictions on the use clipart, so in practical terms it's just 
>as good as public domain.  But the author might feel more confortable with 
>the idea of retaining ownership over his or her work.
>Does this sound reasonable?
>If it does, I will contact Lawrence Lessig and ask him if he would be 
>willing to prepare a Creative Commons license which is essentially ammounts 
>to "all is permitted". 

CC already does.  Look at their page where you "choose a license".
There is Public Domain, Attribution (two flavors), GPL, LGPL.

The more generous of the "attribution" licenses seems appropriate.  It
is equivalent to BSD, MIT, and zlib/libpng licenses.


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