Peer Production License

Unless otherwise noted, most work on my website and this blog is now licensed with a Peer Production, P2P Attribution-ConditionalNonCommercial-ShareAlikeLicense.

This is an intranational license that is basically a fork of the Creative Commons NC-SA. What it does is free up peer contributors to the commons, so they can use the work commercially.

In short:

P2P collectives, employee owned orgs, non-profits, etc., are fine to use the work for commercial purposes, so long as there is attibution and the license is shared alike.

If it’s a privately owned for-profit business or corporation, then commercial license is not given unless terms are agreed to.

Individuals cannot resell, but are free to share and remix non-commercially as before.

I view this as an improvement over the CC NC-BY-SA, which is too limiting in scope and leaves fellow peer producers at a disadvantage.

For a tl;dr primer of the license or the full text, please follow the link above.

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