[tei-council] Fwd: TEI licensing issues

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Mon Sep 12 17:38:47 EDT 2011

On 11-09-12 02:31 PM, Stuart A. Yeates wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Martin Holmes<mholmes at uvic.ca>  wrote:
>>   >  Maybe we in the TEI could set a good example to our users by dropping
>>   >  the dog-in-a-manger obsession
>>   >  with controlling what people can do?
>> I really agree with this. Your examples below mirror my thinking
>> exactly; if anyone can make money out of TEI, then that's good for TEI;
>> and if we (TEI) wanted to make money out of TEI with a special version
>> of the Guidelines, then we'd be free under a CC0 or CC-BY licence to add
>> proprietary content which is under a different licence, and release our
>> best-selling book without fear that it could be plagiarized.
> My natural inclination is CC-BY for human-oriented stuff (guidelines,
> source code, wiki content, etc) and CC0 for machine-oriented stuff
> (schemas of various forms, etc).

Why the distinction?


Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
(mholmes at uvic.ca)

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