Thinking about putting my web tutorials under the creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) licence.
11 plus ones
Shared publicly•View activity
View 6 previous comments
- Why do you want to use "Unported" instead of "Germany"?Nov 30, 2011
- I was thinking on the same thing, the tutorials published on your web page.
The difference between the ported and unported license is that the ported license is associated with a some specific legislation/country. http://www.oerafrica.org/CreativeCommons/PortedandUnportedLicenseCC/tabid/1281/Default.aspx Here is the link to the German CC Affiliate network http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Germany
Good question. The choice is usually made by the target audience which the work will have. Lars is well known worldwide, so I think unported license would be good because it will be valid globally. In this case, the choice depends if Lars wants German legislation to be used in case of license violation or it will be legislation invariant and effective globally.
HTHNov 30, 2011
- The reason why I usually use CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Germany is: In case of a violation I want to have German legislation because that's the legislation I know best and I live in Germany. For instance, if a violation happens in China, Chinese legislation could be applied, and that's probably not what I want (no offense :). Am I wrong about that? Regarding the target audience, even if I use Germany legislation, the license is valid world-wide. Only in case of a violation the legislation would be applied anyway.Nov 30, 2011
- I totally agree with you. I said that the usual practice is to analyze the target audience and to apply the proper license. It's up to the author's preference which legislation he/she wants to be used in case of violation.Dec 1, 2011
- But how could German law approach a foreign person? Sounds unrealistic.Dec 1, 2011
- +Jovan Kostovski +Kai Toedter but I think it makes sense. I change the upcoming blog post to CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Germany. Thanks.Dec 1, 2011