Re: Prefered License for forums content
- To: MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Prefered License for forums content
- From: Brian Thomas Sniffen <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 20:52:58 -0400
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <email@example.com> (MJ Ray's message of "Tue, 04 May 2004 00:25:30 +0100")
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MJ Ray <email@example.com> writes:
> On 2004-05-03 18:45:16 +0100 Sebastian Feltel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Wich license (which fits the documentation needs and is
>> would you use if you were in my situation?
> Probably a very simple licence, a localised appropriate (by? by-sa?)
> Creative Commons licence (if available), the GPL, or the Design
> Science Licence.
I would keep two things in mind when choosing a license:
* First, if this is for posts made by others to your site, make it
clear that they retain copyright, and by posting are giving *you*
this license, and you are distributing to others under the exact
* Second, I strongly suggest you avoid a copyleft. It makes it easier
to integrate other works into yours, and it lets you keep your
license much shorter. For even semi-fixed works, such as free
software, I'm a big fan of copyleft licenses. For a web forum, I
don't think they make sense.
So I'd suggest the MIT/X11 license.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com