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posted on 2021-04-24

CC_ -1

a known problem with the CC0 license is its infamous patent clause, which says:

No trademark or patent rights held by Affirmer are waived, abandoned, surrendered, licensed or otherwise affected by this document.

and other big public-domain-equivalent licenses only apply to software, not to any work in general.

as a result, i propose the use of the CC_ -1, which is a full copy of CC0's legal text except for the following changes:

No trademark or patent rights held by Affirmer are waived, abandoned, surrendered, licensed or otherwise affected by this document.

to

All trademark and patent rights held by Affirmer are waived, abandoned, and surrendered.

you can find the full text here.

here is also a suggested logo, using as a background the free speech flag, and the name "CC_-1" rendered in the public domain font unscii, at various scales:

CC_-1.png CC_-1-x2.png CC_-1-x3.png CC_-1-x4.png

posted on 2021-04-24


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