[vet-mm] Copyright / authorship / solutions / ??

Kevork Krozian kevork at edulists.com.au
Wed Mar 5 22:28:34 EST 2008

Hi folks,

 Thanks to Associate Professor & Deputy Head  of Dept of Computer Science 
and Software Engineering
University of Melbourne the following is posted as a solution for our 
sharing of work created and perhaps adapted/modified by others and also 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Bird" <sb at csse.unimelb.edu.au>
To: "Year 12 Software Development Teachers' Mailing List" 
<sofdev at edulists.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Year 12 SofDev] Copyright / authorship / solutions / ??

> On 3/5/08, Adrian Janson <janson.adrian.a at edumail.vic.gov.au> wrote:
>> It may well just need to be the case that when we post materials to the
>> lists, we need to state (in the document as well as in the attached 
>> email),
>> that the materials are free to use but may not be adapted or changed in 
>> any
>> way without the permission of the author….  As I put the finishing 
>> touches
>> on my 2008 SAC1 – I may well do this before I post it to the list?  I 
>> would
>> be interested to know what others think of this?
> I think your concern about use of your work can be covered by a simple
> license, such
> as one of the Creative Commons licenses.  You could include the
> following text in a README or LICENSE file alongside your other
> materials.
> Copyright (c) 2008 Adrian Janson.   Distributed under the terms of the
> Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike License
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
> Note that this particular license permits derivative works, and
> insists that they be circulated under the same license (a viral way to
> ensure that those who benefit from your work are also
> community-minded).  Another option is to prevent any modifications
> with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivativeWorks
> license
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
> However, this is probably too restrictive, only allowing someone to
> use your work in its entirety and with no modifications at all.
> Steven Bird
> http://www.csse.unimelb.edu.au/~sb/
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