[linux-audio-user] Free music site can Cost!

Randy Kramer rhkramer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 11:34:09 EDT 2005

On Monday 05 September 2005 07:42 am, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> Yes, but it's non-exclusive, so you don't lose any of your rights.

I guess in the context of (or comparison to) a CC license (which I don't have 
an intuitive understanding of), you are probably right.

But, in comparison to:

   * a GPL license, you are allowing a non-GPL'd fork

   * a "commercial license", you are allowing them to compete with you at no 
cost and with no return to you (by "commercial license" I mean a case where 
you are not licensing under some free/open license but instead want to sell 
and profit from your work--of course, you probably wouldn't be posting your 
music on a site like this in that case)

So, whether it is rights or not, you are losing/giving up something, and 
should decide carefully whether you want to do so or not.

Randy Kramer

> This is more like a BSD license than CC.  :-)

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