Chosing a License - Block 2, Activity 9

Anyone wants to use the information on this blog? Seems like there’s not much that I would want to ‘protect’. This seems especially important when one thinks that I’m basically only building on the ideas of others, rather than having monster original thoughts of my own. Hence I don’t mind ‘derivatives’.

Having said that I am thinking that I am in a position where I am ‘publishing’ and I am in a position of representing our school which has more than my salary dependent on it. Opportunities to mis-represent and quote out of context, are unfortunately more numerous that most of us imagine.

For this reason, I would probably go for an attribution, non-commercial, share alike license.

I think about the attribution license, mainly because I work in a private school where we do need to ‘justify’ ourselves to the only source of income we receive which is from our parents. Potential future parents, tend to hear about us from a number of avenues, so having attribution is more about thinking about the promotion of the school (rather than the promotion of me), otherwise I think I’d be happy to drop it.

Non-commercial license, mainly since I’m not making money out of my work (directly) I would like the opportunity to control the use of any of my material. Having said that, I would probably say ‘yes’ more often than ‘no’ as I’m thinking that I’d be so flattered that anyone thought they could make money out of my drivel on this blog.

Share alike: I guess if it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for others? Sorry not a very mature logic behind that decision.

Nice code generator on the creative commons site to give me in the side bar.

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