LibraryLookup uses Creative Commons license
When somebody wrote yesterday asking whether the
LibraryLookup code (such as it is!) was licensed for
public-domain use, I realized this was the perfect opportunity to
try out the
licensing procedure. It couldn't have been any simpler -- it took
all of about 10 minutes. I chose the
Attribution. The licensor permits others to copy,
distribute, display, and perform the work. In return, licensees
must give the original author credit.
Share Alike. The licensor permits others to distribute
derivative works under a license identical to the one that governs
the licensor's work.
Embedded in the HTML generated by the Creative Commons website is
this slug of RDF:
ISBN from an ISBN-bearing URL and use it to look up
the book elsewhere,
particularly in a local library. Related development:
directories of online
lookup services offered by many libraries.
Since the whole point of this exercise was to create a meme that
would propagate widely, I considered the
domain dedication. Who, after all, would try to patent
something as simple and obvious as a regular expression used in a
things have happened. I hope this license will accomplish two
things. First, encourage linkage back to the LibraryLookup project
so I can keep track of how this evolves. Second, discourage any
effort to patent the idea.
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2002/12/19.html#a549