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I would like to know the hubs views on Creative Commons licensing. For me the fact that everyone can use the Business Model Canvas under Creative Commons licensing it fantastic. Has anyone has found any disadvantages from licensing their tools in this way? And why more companies are not licensing tools for all areas of business this way.
I agree with you, Vanessa. Creative Commons has this edge because they have re-defined (for me) how the internet should work. Sharing of resources is a big think for internet users. Maybe the disadvantages come for those who want to put their name in their works. But then again, Creative Commons gives a different perspective on this issue. :)
The Internet has ALWAYS be defined by sharing and open standard and most of open source licence includ paternity for the invention. The only who do not is a work in the public domain, (but it will be hard for you to put your name under a mozart symphony softly modified by your hands) or the weird WTFPL. And by telling that, Open source, linked to public domain or the famous GNU GPL is more a debate on philosophy. For some, like stallman, the choice is made, for others like Vinton Cerf or Torvald, it is not really a concern.
Actually MORE and MORE companies are using CC and others "free" licence... Even Microsoft who is known for his "copyrighted" policy seems to have decided to release some work under open licence... Samsung. The simple discussion begin on wether your are the "proprietary" of the work you've done or not. Basicalley a software under open licence is open to everyone, so you have NO control on it. On the other way the whole world interested by your work can improve it, but maybe use it as they want, include, depends on the licence, sell it for example.