Monday, December 16, 2002

Step 3:

This is so nice. I just licensed winterspeak under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License 1.0. If you think that's a mouthful, read the text here.

Why is this important? After all, I was perfectly willing to spend my time writing all this stuff for free long before Lessig & Co. came up with this Creative Commons license, and it's the oodles of free online content that gives paid content providers the willies. What's important is that my site is machine readable, meaning it can be read by news aggregators like the excellent Net NewsWire Lite AND the Creative Commons license is also machine readable, meaning it too can be read by news aggregators. This means that any content that gets locked up by it's owner will be excluded from distribution (which is kind of the point) while open content will go forth and multiply (and conquer).

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