Non-free Creative Commons licenses #630

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opened 1 month ago by libreki · 3 comments
libreki commented 1 month ago

It is unclear to me whether non-software works licensed under non-free Creative Commons licenses are allowed on Codeberg. The licensing page at https://docs.codeberg.org/getting-started/licensing/ says:

For documentation, writing and other non-code assets a Creative Commons (CC) licence can be used, but note that only the following CC licences are considered free [...]

Should this be interpreted as "any CC license is allowed, but the free ones should be preferred" or "only free CC licenses are allowed?" Presumably, it is the latter, as no non-free CC license is endorsed by FSF or OSI, aside from CC BY-ND for works stating viewpoints. However, the intent isn't immediately obvious.

It is unclear to me whether non-software works licensed under non-free Creative Commons licenses are allowed on Codeberg. The licensing page at https://docs.codeberg.org/getting-started/licensing/ says: > For documentation, writing and other non-code assets a Creative Commons (CC) licence can be used, but note that only the following CC licences are considered free [...] Should this be interpreted as "any CC license is allowed, but the free ones should be preferred" or "only free CC licenses are allowed?" Presumably, it is the latter, as no non-free CC license is endorsed by FSF or OSI, aside from CC BY-ND for works stating viewpoints. However, the intent isn't immediately obvious.
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Codeberg is a place for Free Software and Content. As of the Terms of Use, only FSF- / OSI-approved Free Software licences are allowed. We don't always enforce this very strictly when violations are limited, but non-free CC licences are not free and not exactly welcome here.

Codeberg is a place for Free Software and Content. As of the Terms of Use, only FSF- / OSI-approved Free Software licences are allowed. We don't always enforce this very strictly when violations are limited, but non-free CC licences are not free and not exactly welcome here.
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Thanks for clarifying. Perhaps the licensing page could be rephrased to make this more explicit, like "a free CC license can be used" instead of just "a CC license"?

Thanks for clarifying. Perhaps the licensing page could be rephrased to make this more explicit, like "a free CC license can be used" instead of just "a CC license"?
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Perhaps just enumerate the acceptable CC licenses, e.g. CC0, CC BY and CC BY-SA. (with version number). That should be the clearest.

Personally, I think free software also needs free documentation. Free software with non-free documentation just doesn't go well together. Wikipedia shows you can be very strict on such a policy and still succeed.

Perhaps just enumerate the acceptable CC licenses, e.g. CC0, CC BY and CC BY-SA. (with version number). That should be the clearest. Personally, I think free software also needs free documentation. Free software with non-free documentation just doesn't go well together. Wikipedia shows you can be very strict on such a policy and still succeed.
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