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Re: Creative Commons 4.0 licenses published

On 28.11.2013 13:27, Charles Plessy wrote:
Le Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:03:31PM +0100, Thorsten Glaser a écrit :
On Thu, 28 Nov 2013, Paul Wise wrote:

> Mike Linksvayer suggests upgrading to CC0 instead:

This is not a good idea: CC0 is up for a rework too, they
just decided to get CC 4.0 out of the door first, and the
current CC0 version is *explicitly* discouraged for use
with software.

Hi Thorsten,

Can you share a link to such a recommendation with a reasonable explanation ?

The OSI license-review mailing-list discussed CC0 when it was submitted for review. If you're interested in their opinion you can read that thread:


The most important issue IIRC is that it specifically does NOT license patents. Licenses suitable for software either explicitly give you a patent license (for those patents which are owned by the copyright holder(s)), or don't mention patents at all, in which case you may be able to argue in court that a patent license was implied.

-- Kuno.

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