Should OpenFarm's Data be CC0 instead of CC-BY?
Attribution is arguably a pain in the butt, often not honored, and can lead to a tangle of license chains as the work gets continually re-used and re-mixed.
For the most part, most people don't really care about the content/data they put on the Internet as they just assume they will lose control and ownership over it either to the company they are giving their data to, or other people (the rest of the Internet) who don't care about proper attribution and licensing.
We have not started collecting data yet and have the chance now to choose an even more free/open license: CC0 (Public Domain, as free as it gets) rather than the original license I chose: CC-BY 4.0 (requires attribution).
Andru and I were talking and realized that keeping the attribution license (CC-BY) would actually be very annoying for even us at OpenFarm in this case: If we allow users to "fork" or "clone" Guides and then modify/remix them, then the new Guide would have to attribute the original Guide's author somewhere. You can see how this can get messy with the license chaining if a lot of mash ups happen, especially from multiple source Guides as talked about on GitHub once: https://github.com/FarmBot/OpenFarm/issues/123
I propose we change the OpenFarm data license to the free-est it can be: CC0 - Public Domain.
Poll Created Wed 8 Oct 2014 4:44PM
Change the OpenFarm Data License to CC0 Closed Sun 12 Oct 2014 3:55PM
Ok, looks like we'll change the OpenFarm data license to CC0 - Public Domain. Hurray for freedom!
By agreeing, you want the OpenFarm data license to change to CC0.
If you do not agree, you want to keep CC-BY.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
||Agree||100.0%||6||DU MB HL|
|Undecided||0%||33||PS S ES SP RDJ W MO( DE|
6 of 39 people have voted (15%)
Wed 8 Oct 2014 6:21PM
CC0 freedom captures what OpenFarm is all about: "Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires." - Bertrand Russell