On Jun 26, 2014, at 4:35 PM, Kevin Wortman wrote:
I wonder whether future Report documents could be licensed CC-BY. There might be less confusion with a widely-recognized license.
They could if they were rewritten from scratch, or if someone succeeded in contacting all of the rightsholders (which include corporations and estates) and getting permission.
I don't think either of these is either feasible or worth the effort, in the case of successors to the main reports.
It's not as if someone said "hey let's use a nonstandard license". The rights regime for the reports was agreed before there was such a thing as a standard license.
Users of the text must, unfortunately, use their brains. For de novo documents, that would be another story, and that should be discussed by the authors.
(former Creative Commons employee)
On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM, John Cowan <cowan@x> wrote: