Re: About a couple of licenses in Japanese
08/01/07 に Miriam Ruiz <email@example.com> さんは書きました:
2008/1/7, Ian Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> This site does appear to be copyright free and allows commercial and
> non-commercial use. For commercial use however you need to contact the
That's quite interesting. If there's a requirement that you have to
contact the author before using it commercially I guess that would
sadly make it non-free. In my opinion being copyright-free and having
that requirement is a contradiction, but if I want to play safe, I
guess I'll have to consider it non-free unless it is clarified. I
wonder if it's a requirement or just a "it would be nice if you
contacted me, but it is not needed" kind of note, but from your words
it seems to be the former. Pity.
A literal translation would be "Since this work is copyright free I do not mind if you use it freely, commercially or non-commercially. However, If you include it in a commercial work, please contact me before hand.".
Interpret that however you will. It is not a legal document. I personally would interpret it like the creative commons "free for non-commercial use" clause.
> This site however seems to not allow redistribution without permission.
> 何らかの創作物の一部として使用せずに 素材その物のみを
> （素材データとしての転載・再配布を行いたい場合は 事前に
> It also forbids derivative works without permission.
Hmm... that seems to make it totally non-free.
That's right. Personal use is permitted but redistribution is not.