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Agree that this is mainly a signalling issue. And my gut reaction (which
I guess is fairly typical among people who've been around free software
for a while) is that NC signals people not really part of the community,
not aware of why the gpl was such a success after all the failed
NC-licenses of the 80s (the same goes for free data people - the OKF is
in the middle of an uphill struggle to convince naive supporters to stop
putting NC clauses on data, so they are likely to have the same gut
reaction as me).

But I don't know whether the free software/data community is actually an
important part of the intended market, which may  be more academic?


On 06/02/11 17:45, Johan Söderberg wrote:
Guess I have the tiping vote!

As was already noted before, there is no practical significance to this choice. As with 98% of all CC licensed goods, It is all about self-promotion and sending the right signals. The ideological purist signal that we want to send is to ditch the non-commercial. 
Hence: CC: BY-SA +1 


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Hi all

Um, crossed messages! OK, we have 2:2. I can see both sides.
Sending the strongest message about NC vs. favouring the spread of the licence... I guess we need more input?



----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Merten <smerten>
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 6:22 pm
Subject: Re: [jox] Licence for articles
To: journal

Hi all!

2 hours ago Alex Halavais wrote:
I would make the argument for CC-BY-SA.


NC is an anti-pattern for me. Free Software would not have been
possible with NC - so what should it be good for?



Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]

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