File:A Decision Tree for Choosing Free-Libre Licenses for Cultural and Technological Work.png
English: This decision tree helps users choose the right free/libre license for the type of cultural or technological work they wish to share: software, hardware, art, music, or scholarly work.
"Which free/libre license should I choose to distribute my work and help advance a more creative and vibrant culture? All our creative work will eventually enter the Public Domain. If your hope and intention is for others to creatively engage in your work as part of a living culture, why not share it in your lifetime?" To help creators of new works navigate the panoply of free/libre, open source, and copyleft licenses, I made a decision tree flowchart as an image map with clickable links to respective licenses and relevant articles. The tree was inspired by a decision tree by Terry Hancock, which accompanied his article, “Choosing and Using Free Licenses for Software, Hardware, and Aesthetic works” (“A Best Practices Flowchart for Choosing a License” by Terry Hancock, Free Software Magazine, 2010-09-26). Hancock’s follow-up essay, “Confusion and Complexity: High time to prune the Creative Commons licenses?“ provided additional insight.
Vector art for this graphic is available as an SVG file, maintained at the Open Siddur Project..
version 0.9 -- Prepared for the Open Siddur Project by Aharon Varady, 2010-01-09
version 1.0 -- Prepared for the Open Siddur Project by Aharon Varady, 2014-04-02
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|current||01:01, 4 April 2014||5,104 × 3,304 (592 KB)||Aharonium||Corrected flow for handling copyrighted work under an open content license.|
|20:02, 3 April 2014||5,104 × 3,304 (590 KB)||Aharonium||Added separate conditions for Copyright ownership.|
|15:38, 3 April 2014||1,611 × 1,024 (259 KB)||Aharonium||Some final touch-ups with the organization of the flowchart and language.|
|14:55, 3 April 2014||1,610 × 1,024 (260 KB)||Aharonium||Added license icons for TAPR and MIT. Changed title text, slightly. Replaced "legend" with "color chart." Other minor aesthetic improvements.|
|01:09, 3 April 2014||1,617 × 1,032 (247 KB)||Aharonium||Added URLs to Length of Countries Copyright Term, and Cornell University's Public Domain chart.|
|00:41, 3 April 2014||1,617 × 1,032 (245 KB)||Aharonium||Fixed flowchart error in the flow between Public Domain and Copyright work.|
|22:43, 2 April 2014||5,104 × 3,304 (587 KB)||Aharonium||Reorganixed flowchart removing non-free-culture licenses.|
|17:48, 9 December 2013||1,627 × 1,040 (269 KB)||Aharonium||User created page with UploadWizard|
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