One of the points which came out of #rethinkingict for me is attaching a Creative Commons license to the #digitalstudies wiki. Miles Berry mentioned it on Saturday when I met him at #educationfest and it came up in his speech at the conference on Monday morning.
It has been something on the back of my mind for a while but just not got round to it but now I think is the right time for it. #digitalstudies has involved a lot of new thought and essentially the creation of new ‘intellectual property’ however we are not a commercial organisation. Furthermore some of the key concepts were developed out of what people like Mark Clarkson and Chris Leach offered. So I think it is important for us as a subject not to sit tight on what we have but to also offer it out as well for others to use and develop.
So I would like to propose that we use the Creative Commons Licence CCBYNCSA.
BY: just as much as we are attributing the original authors or ‘finders’ of resources it seems only sensible to ask for that similar attribution.
NC: although we are working with commercial interests this must remain a non-commercial enterprise. I would not want to see #digitalstudies products being sold.
SA: we want to give people the rights to share our work as well and this will protect the original license application.
What do people think? If there no real objections I will probably attach it later to the wiki.