Saturday, December 17, 2005

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licensing

I noticed and liked the Creative Commons licensing over at MeshForum. I have reformatted Connectedness under the same "Attribution-ShareAlike" license. This license states more rigorously the very same "open source" terms I have long informally espoused here. In other words,

You are free:

  • to copy, distribute, and display material from Connectedness
  • to make derivative works based on Connectedness
  • to make commercial use of Connectedness

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You must give credit to Connective Associates or
  • Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if you get written permission from Connective Associates.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License and is copyrighted (c) 2005 by Connective Associates except where otherwise noted.

1 comment:

Jim Durbin said...

So - if I decide to "borrow" this post and modify my creative commons license because this is such a good idea - do I still have to give attribution?

I mean - of course I would link - quoting connectedness without linking the author would be too ironic - it might cause the fabric of the universe to unravel!