"Hmm, Openmoko shouldn't fall for "Creative Commons license" type of saying actually nothing."
"CAD files publicly
available under a Creative Commons license make it easy for industrial
designers to change the appearance of the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner and
select alternate materials and finishes to tailor the phone's look and
For instance, if they had chosen BY-ND, the above would be deceptive at best.
Unfortunately, this saying nothing useful seems to be a widespread practice in the Creative
Commons world (I play in that world too and I run into it all the time.) At best, the practice
is inconsiderate as it is wasteful of other people's time, and I don't doubt some do it with
deception in mind.
So, if you care about the people you are trying to communicate with, state which license you
release under, at least license element wise, even if not version and port wise.
all the best,
Some of my BY-SA efforts there... (band effort, not solo.)