[fosscomm] Spoken Tutorial Project - IIT Bombay, Interest in getting involved with you !
narendra at narendrasisodiya.com
Tue Oct 18 00:48:59 PDT 2011
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Vivek Khurana <hiddenharmony at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM, <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
> > Some company say wants to use it for commercial purposes. They are
> > and part of their money was used to create this content. How are you
> > to use public resources and profit from it while preventing others from
> > doing so.
> Bah, you mean to say one should be allowed to make profits on the
> taxes paid ? Then why do you need taxes in the first place. There are
> many things in the system which are made with public money, but you
> have to pay to use them. Public transport, museums, hospitals etc.
> Also, how come IIT's are making profit from the content made with
> public money? Content is available for free to download and they are
> willing to ship the content on a DVD and only charging for shipping
> and handling...
Please just concentrate on "Content" and "NC clause justification"
"The use of an -NC license is very rarely justifiable on economic or
ideological grounds. It excludes many people, from free content communities
to small scale commercial users, while the decision to give away your work
for free already eliminates most large scale commercial uses. If you want to
protect yourself against large scale exploitation, use a Share-Alike
license. This applies doubly to governments and educational or scientific
institutions: content which is of high cultural or educational value should
be made available under conditions which will ensure its widespread use."
Copied from - http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/9/11/16331/0655
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