Dennis Kennedy has commented on the Creative Commons warranty issue on his blog, essentially confirming my opinion that a warranty has no business popping up in a license designed to give away content for free.
One quote from his post:
(Dennis Kennedy) "I mention this because the Creative Commons blog yesterday posted about the new streamlined process and other responses that were made as a result of comments and suggestions made in the last nine months. If you look at the two postings from SATN.org, you’ll probably conclude, as I have, that the comments did not result in any changes and that the critique was rejected."
Whatever. I think it is about time that Creative Commons showed some kind of reaction in this issue, even if it's only something like "we're still discussing about what to do".
And the most urgent task seems to be to remove the misleading language in the FAQ
(Creative Commons) "Does it cost me anything to use your licenses?
Nope. They're free."
For all I know, Creative Commons may have already decided on the issue and is only waiting for the best timing for announcing their solution.
But in the eye of those who have no access to inside information, they look like moving rather slow, or even having dismissed the critique without following up.Posted by Karl-Friedrich Lenz at September 11, 2003 01:24 PM | TrackBack