• http://www.textfiles.com Jason Scott

    What a nice way to spread word about Creative Commons! Much better than begging for volunteer shills.

  • http://www.opencursus.org Wouter Vanden Hove

    It’s sad to see the cluelessness of Roger Clarke.
    He is lagging years behind the rest of the world thatdebates Open Acces.

    The license he proposes is a snaphost of the mindset 10 years ago.

    This whole open access debate has already been done and decided upon by scolars two years ago. This culminated in the Berlin Open Access Declaration. See http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html

    Definition of an Open Access Contribution:

    Establishing open access as a worthwhile procedure ideally requires the active commitment of each and every individual producer of scientific knowledge and holder of cultural heritage. Open access contributions include original scientific research results, raw data and metadata, source materials, digital representations of pictorial and graphical materials and scholarly multimedia material.

    Open access contributions must satisfy two conditions:

    1. The author(s) and right holder(s) of such contributions grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship (community standards, will continue to provide the mechanism for enforcement of proper attribution and responsible use of the published work, as they do now), as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.

    2. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in an appropriate standard electronic format is deposited (and thus published) in at least one online repository using suitable technical standards (such as the Open Archive definitions) that is supported and maintained by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, inter operability, and long-term archiving.

    I guess the Australians just weren’t paying attention.

  • http://livingplatform.ca/usefulness+of+trolling merely a troll

    Yes how come no one compares Clarke’s proposal and Open Access and so forth with the science license proposed on wiki.creativecommons.org? The main reason that blog bad wiki good is that wikis force similar proposals to be compared and refactored and eventually become unified into some real viable proposals.

  • http://www.totalpaintballgear.com/links.htm Ryan

    Thanks for the info.