Thoughts on creating a Creative Commons culture in the DW community
I thought G+ might be a good place to start a discussion on the role Creative Commons licences (specifically CC Attribution) play in the DW community. I’ve already made a post on Barf Forth Apocalyptica about CC, but it’s more a ‘how to license your creations’ post than a ‘why don’t more people license their creations?’ post. (Read it here: http://apocalypse-world.com/forums/index.php?topic=5907.0)
I would love to see members of the DW community using the CC Attribution licence as a default. I think everyone benefits from it: creators see their work shared and built-upon, users can distribute their house rules, small press publishers can publish supplements for existing content and archivists are safe to store content that others have created.
Some people have been using CC Attribution: the three Take on Rules ebooks, the Number Appearing backer reward, and of course Adam and Sage. I’m surprised that more don’t, however.
I was hoping that we could talk here about why people aren’t widely using CC Attribution for their works. If you’re a creator, I’d love to know why you used or didn’t use CC Attribution. What might encourage you to use CC Attribution? If you’re a user, would you change your purchasing decisions based on whether a work was open licensed.