Namecoin logo licensing

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Namecoin logo licensing

Post by biolizard89 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:45 am

Right now the Namecoin logo is under a license that I suspect is legally equivalent to "all rights reserved". Would everyone be okay with licensing the Namecoin logo under CC-BY-SA 4.0? (I believe it's technically Phelix's call, and AFAIK he's fine with licensing it under whatever we decide to use.)
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by jonasbits » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Agreed
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by domob » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:58 pm

ACK
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by cassini » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:03 pm

ACK

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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by phelix » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:07 am

ACK

IIRC I have already transfered all rights to the logo to the Namecoin project. If not, I hereby do it.
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by biolizard89 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:18 am

Looks like there's reasonably widespread agreement. I'll give it another week, and if no one has NACKed by that point, I'd say the decision is official.
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by biolizard89 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:07 pm

So I just realized that if the logo is licensed under a SA license, then the logo can't be used in MIT-licensed software such as Namecoin Core or Electrum-NMC. (Technically we would still be allowed to distribute either of them as the copyright holders, but anyone besides us wouldn't be allowed to distribute or fork Namecoin Core or Electrum-NMC.)

Therefore, I'm retracting my recommendation for CC-BY-SA 4.0, and instead recommending CC-BY 4.0. @Jonas, @Daniel, @Cassini, @Phelix, is this okay?
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by domob » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:27 am

ACK also for non-SA. (I generally prefer copyleft-type licenses, but in this case this makes sense as you rightly pointed out.)
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by jonasbits » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:57 am

Ack on CC-BY v4
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Re: Namecoin logo licensing

Post by cassini » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 pm

ACK. Actually I'm a great fan of CC-BY. If someone creates derivative works of a CC-BY-licensed piece of artwork and then chooses a commercial or a non-SA license it still helps spread the word about the original project or artist.

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