The idea that NC is "open and free" is growing like a cancer in Brazil and
Portugal. I've been noticing that for some time already, and I do believe
we as a Movement should have some sort of plan or strategy to fight that -
and never indulge in accepting NC as a valid license for the Wikimedia
projects, as IMO it really hinders our mission of a free and open project.


Yury Bulka <> escreveu no dia segunda,
20/05/2019 à(s) 07:28:

> > From: Mister Thrapostibongles <>
> >
> > I'm not quite sure what you mean here.  Firstly, this isn't the right
> venue
> > for a discussion of the general principle of non-commercial licensing,
> > especially as the Foundation has decided on the use of licences that
> permit
> > commercial reuse.
> In my opition it's not a terribly offtopic subject for this list, but
> let my clarify that my intent is not to revisit the current licensing
> policy of Wikimedia projects.
> I just thought that this could be useful to someone advocating for the
> use of fully libre licenses (the ones without any non-commercial
> clauses) outside Wikimedia projects, as it shows how the non-commercial
> clause could be interpreted by some actors that have resources and
> rights to go to court over your use of the work.
> > And secondly, there's nothing to prevent a rights owner
> > from granting a full/libre licence if they want to for the works they
> own:
> > so why would one need to advocate for it, here or anywhere else?
> Because many people think that non-commercial is good enough, for
> instance MPs establishing laws touching Freedom of Panorama.
> Best,
> Yury.
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