[Hpr] Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) - Feedback desired.

Ken Fallon ken at fallon.ie
Mon Aug 2 14:03:25 UTC 2021

TL;DR Should we move from Creative Commons 3.0 Unported license to their 
4.0 International ?

This is what @clacke found out about the difference.

- The renaming from "Unported" to "International" reflects less need for 
porting, thanks to improved language recognized in more jurisdictions.
- Improved readability and clarity in general
- Grace/cure period similar to GPLv3

Hi All,

The creative commons are now at version 4.0 International


"Which is the latest version of the licenses offered by Creative Commons?
In November 2013, Creative Commons published the version 4.0 license 
suite. These licenses are the most up-to-date licenses offered by CC, 
and are recommended over all prior versions. You can see how the 
licenses have been improved over time on the license versions page. 4.0 
has been drafted to be internationally valid, and will have official 
translations becoming available after publication."

We currently release under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 
Unported license

I would prefer to maintain the Share Alike aspect, which is still 
considered a free license, but update it to 4.0 International.

Version 3.0 seems to have a "or later" clause although I am not a lawyer 
so please make up your own minds.


Thoughts ? Anyone want to send in a show about this ?


Ken Fallon

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