|| ||Florian Cramer <cantsin-AT-zedat.fu-berlin.de>|
|| ||"Guide to Open Content Licenses" released, freely available|
|| ||Mon, 6 Dec 2004 16:59:43 +0100|
Dear LWN editors,
I hope this is of interest to you as a follow-up to your "Grumpy
Editor's guide to free documentation licenses."
The institution I currently work at, Piet Zwart Institute for Media
Design at Hogeschool Rotterdam, Netherlands has released a free 112
pages "Guide to Open Content Licenses" written by legal scholar Lawrence
Liang, a member of the Alternative Law Forum in Bangalore, India. It
provides extensive providing background information on the topic and
helps readers to make their choice between 19 common open content
licenses, which include the ones you featured in your article. We
believe this is the first systematic survey of this scope, covering not
only software documentation licenses, but all kinds of open/free content
The publication is freely available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, can be downloaded as a PDF
file from http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdr/pubsfolder/opencontentpdf, read
ordered gratis as a printed, pocket-format book by sending an adressed
envelope to Open Content Guide, Media Design Research, Piet Zwart
Institute, PO Box 1272, 3000 BG Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
I am a co-editor of the book and presently a fellow at the institution
that has published it.
If you have any questions concerning the publication, I would be happy
to answer them.
c/o Media Design Research, Hogeschool Rotterdam
Overblaak 87, NL-3011 MH Rotterdam, +31 (0)10 241 41 58
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