[tei-council] Fwd: [tei-board] licensing issues

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 28 12:41:34 EDT 2011

On 28/09/11 17:37, Lou Burnard wrote:
> Thank you yes. The point of my question was precisely to ask what we
> hope to achieve by licencing our material. If we're not trying to get
> money out of it, and we don't require acknowledgment, and we don't care
> what people do with it, then why are we putting a licence on it at all?

So that people are free to re-use it?  If we do not licence it 
then it is a copyright work and they are not free to republish or 
make certain sorts of derivative works without seeking permission.

I assume what you really mean is why aren't we just licensing it 
CC0 and being done with it?  I assume because, as Laurent 
suggests, we want Attribution of some sort.


> On 28/09/11 17:32, Laurent Romary wrote:
>> What Lou seems to insist on is also what I keep saying, the only thing we really need is acknowledgement. Even if we don't use lawyers, we have through such a licence a kind of authority.
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Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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