[Members] [Fwd: Re: [Board] copyrights over jabber.org content]

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Sep 29 15:09:24 CDT 2005

FYI from the JSF Board mailing list...

Any objections here? Mostly this is just to clarify re-use of the 
content on the jabber.org website and harmonize it with the IPR policy 
for JEPs.


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Currently, the content of the jabber.org website is copyrighted by the 
>> JSF (with no clear policy for re-using it) and JEPs are copyrighted 
>> under the Open Content license:
>> http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/
>> However, that license is no longer maintained and has pretty much been 
>> made obsolete by the work of Creative Commons. I think it would be 
>> good for us to copyright JEPs and all of the jabber.org/xmpp.org 
>> website content under one of the Creative Commons licenses. I'd prefer 
>> the attribution-only license:
>> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
>> This would enable people to make translations of JEPs and website 
>> content (e.g., the "about Jabber" page and the Jabber Journal), and to 
>> re-use our content for commercial purposes (e.g., including JEPs in 
>> books or in their software documentation), without asking permission 
>> from the JSF. The only restriction on re-use of our content would be 
>> that people would have to attribute the content to the JSF.
>> Thoughts?
> BTW, the CC "Attribution" license is the closest I've found to the Open 
> Content license.
> Also, please note, this would require us to modify the JSF's IPR policy 
> and publish version 1.1 thereof:
> http://www.jabber.org/jsf/ipr-policy.shtml
> Peter

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