[Grok-dev] Re: license for docs

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Wed Jan 30 13:34:38 EST 2008

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daniel wrote:
> Giving the authors of documentation a choice of licensing is a pretty good
> incentive to contribute. I'm not sure what the reason is to force new
> contributions under a ZPL software license or even a GFD license.

I don't know why anybody who wants to contribute to Grok would have a
problem with any reasaonably open / free license:  I think picking *one*
such license for the site's content would be best.  Folks who want to
put their content under another license can host it elsewhere, and just
make a link.

+1 for the ZPL, as it matches the software, *and* fits under the IP
policy of the Zope Foundation, which is responsible for the hosting of

> I think creative commons is a great idea since they specialize in all types
> of documents and range from very permissive to non-commercial share-alike.
> Creative commons licenses as well as being for documents proper are also
> easy to select <http://creativecommons.org/license/> and comprehend because
> they typically include an easy to understand non-legal-jargon
> description<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/>with
> links to the legal
> code <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode>.
> Another possible benefit is that Creative Commons licenses can be customized
> by country easily while being selected. You can choose a USA version or a
> Brazil version or any other of their many options.

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