[seqfan] Re: OEIS license: CC by-sa option?

peter.luschny peter.luschny at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 6 01:22:31 CET 2010

>> I am in favour of 'cc by-nc-sa', same on attribution and share alike
>> as "cc by-sa" but for non-commercial use.
>> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
>> The reason? I hate to see the Bernoulli and the Euler numbers
>> squeezed in between advertisements for hamburgers and for 'singles'
>> looking for dates. Jakob und Leonhard haben das nicht verdient! :)
>> What I am describing is what I see right now when I look on the
>> page for 'Bernoulli number' on answers.com; the entry in between
>> is copied from Wikipedia.

> Spammers will make spam sites no matter what the license is.

Spammers will make spam as long as they can get money from it.

> If you don't want to see ads, don't look at answers.com.
> Using CC-BY-NC-SA would mean, if we ever invoked the SA
> clause to bring any external changes back into the OEIS, that
> it could never be put to any commercial uses, even if the
> OEIS Foundation wished to approve such uses.  One important
> commercial use is the publication of the next book version,
> and there are doubtless others (like the ones explicitly allowed
> by the current license).  That is the rationale behind proposing
> CC-BY-SA instead of CC-BY-NC-SA.

Maybe I do not understand this. Nevertheless let me cite this statement
from wiki.creativecommons.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions .

|    the noncommercial license option is an inventive
| tool designed to allow people to maximize the distribution
| of their works while keeping control of the commercial aspects
| of their copyright. To make one thing clear that is sometimes
| misunderstood: the "noncommercial use" condition applies only
| to others who use your work, not to you (the licensor). So if
| you choose to license your work under a Creative Commons license
| that includes the “noncommercial use” option, you impose the
| ”noncommercial” condition on the users (licensees). However,
| you, the creator of the work and/or licensor, may at any time
| decide to use it commercially. People who want to copy or adapt
| your work, "primarily for monetary compensation or financial gain"
| must get your separate permission first.

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