[Owasp-leaders] Creative Commons: BY-SA or just BY

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Mon Nov 1 04:16:43 EDT 2010

I have some worries that the OWASP use of a BY-SA Creative Commons License
is being a limitation on the use of OWASP materials by the industry and

Wouldn't a BY Creative Commons License be much more friendly and promote the
wide use of our content?

The BY-SA CC 3.0 License (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
is a* 'Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported' *License that requires
attribution to OWASP *AND* release or remixed materials under a similar
license (i.e. it has a 'viral' component which has some positive effects but
creates a number of scenarios where it will not be used)

The BY CC 3.0 License (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) is a
*'Attribution 3.0 Unported'* License that only requires attribution to

According to our WIKI we are currently using the BY-SA but shouldn't we move
to a BY license?

Dinis Cruz
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