Creative Commons for mozilla.org documents
YAMAGUCHI Satoru <syamagu <at> mozilla.gr.jp>
2005-11-14 08:15:46 GMT
I would like to find out the following points regarding the licensing of the
documentations at mozilla.org under Creative Commons
* Why did you choose this license among other licenses?
* How did you get permission from the contributors to license the
documents under CC?
* Are you going to relicense the documents under Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 in the future? If so, how are you going to
obtain permission to relicense the documents from the contributors?
The reason for these questions is that we (the Mozilla Japan translation
division) to license the translated documents under Creative Commons,
so that the translated materials can be migrated to Mozilla Developer
Center without asking each translator each time they migrate the documents.
However, it is concerned that CC does not explicitly require to display
changes made to the document in its Legal Code. As an extreme example,
it it technically possible to insert a line like "Firefox sucks. Let's
use IE." and distribute that modified document as a document from
mozilla.org legally as long as the modifier follows the Legal Code,
namely displaying the names of the original authors and the license terms.
How do you address this type of concern?
My questions might be based on faulty assumptions. If so, please point
that out. I will be grateful.