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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Sep 30 10:44:27 CDT 2005


Nolan Eakins wrote:

> I don't know if Creative Commons has such a license that requires a 
> person who has modified a document to document the changes that they 
> have made. If something is going to be attributed to the JSF and 
> possibly changed, I would like to have those changes listed so that 
> someone doesn't implement a JEP that was heavily modified and not have 
> it work because the re-publisher changed things.

I'm not especially concerned about people creating modified JEPs or 
other documents and palming them off as the real thing, given that:

1. Clause 4(b) of the CC Attribution License [1] requires anyone who 
creates a derivative work to provide a pointer to the canonical URL for 
a JEP or other document.

2. It is well known that the JEP series is produced by the JSF.

3. Anyone who attempts to palm off heavily modified versions of JEPs as 
the real thing will be swiftly subject to severe publish shaming.

Peter

[1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/legalcode
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