Glad to learn unambiguously that Wikidata is CC-0 licensed re WUaS Corporations' planned Bookstores/ComputerStores - https://worlduniversityandschool.org/BookstoreComputerStore.html (see, too: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/giant-pumpkins-wuaspress-is-glad-to.html) - in 299 languages (and re CC-4 MIT OCW in 5 languages) re World University and School, Lengthy clearing Wikidata email thread conversation - "[Wikidata] An answer to Lydia Pintscher regarding its considerations on Wikidata and CC-0" (e.g. https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg29050.html) ...
Dear Lydia, Mathieu, Nicolas and All,
I'm seeking a clarification here to "An answer to Lydia Pintscher regarding its considerations on Wikidata and CC-0" re the implications of CC-0 licensing for Wikidata say in comparison with CC-4 licensing.
If CC-0 licensing allows for commercial use -
"Once the creator or a subsequent owner of a work applies CC0 to a work, the work is no longer his or hers in any meaningful sense under copyright law. Anyone can then use the work in any way and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, subject to other laws and the rights others may have in the work or how the work is used. Think of CC0 as the "no rights reserved" option " (https://wiki.creativecommons.
org/wiki/CC0_FAQ ) ...
... and, by contrast, CC-4 licensing (say by MIT OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages, for example, - where its CC-4 licensing allows for "sharing" "adapting" but "non-commercially"), what would CC-0 Wikidata licensed databases allow for commercially? Since Wikidata, or Wikisource or Project Wikicite in particular, for example, are licensed CC-0 licensing option, could (CC) Bookstores, for example, use this CC-0 licensing, in all 295 of Wikipedia's languages, for the books in their (online) bookstores? (Also are there any data, or sister projects, affiliated with Wikidata that are not CC-0 re https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/
User:Lydia_Pintscher_%28WMDE%2 9/CC-0 ? )
Mathieu, Lydia and All,
As a further clarification:
Wikidata.org's is CC-0 ( CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) )
which also allows for commercial use.
Wiktionary doesn't seem to list a license on its front page - https://www.wiktionary.org/ .
( By way of comparison, both MIT OCW and MIT OCW Translated courses, which now seem to number 4, having recently lost Portuguese and Persian, use a CC-4 license ... ( 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) )
The NonCommercial (“NC”) element is found in three of the six CC licenses: BY-NC, BY-NC-SA, and BY-NC-ND. In each of these licenses, NonCommercial is expressly defined as follows: “NonCommercial means not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation.”Oct 15, 2017
NonCommercial interpretation - Creative Commons
(World University and School donated itself to Wikidata in 2015, but since WUaS is CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric in 5 languages, WUaS obviously doesn't donate CC MIT OCW).
Here's more about CC licenses:
Are there ways that Wikidata or the Wikimedia Foundation might develop further the Wikidata CC-0 license in conversation with Creative Commons organization itself (as an alternative to license laundering or license migration over time)?
What kind of license is Wiktionary, as a Wikipedia/Wikidata sister project, likely to list on its front page in the future, especially giving its relevance for a universal translator, and for Wikimedia's Content Translation?
I'm grateful so much thought has gone into these CC licenses - and that there are such a variety of them, some explicitly international.
CC-? World University and School
9:26 AM (9 minutes ago)
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Data in Wikidata is published under CC-0 and there are several reasons for this. I’ll go into them in more detail here.
WikiPathways:CC0 AnnouncementLanguages' counts are developing ...
- Wikipedia now officially has 299 languages -
"This is the list of the different language editions of Wikipedia; as of November 2017 there are 299 Wikipedias of which 288 are active and 11 are not."
Showing 1 to 100 of 8,461 entries"
- Ethnologue is holding steady at 7,099 living languages -
"Find, read about, and research the world's 7,099 known living languages."
- IS0 639 has 7,865 plus local range of ... each a database too -
- And CC-4 MIT OCW is down to 5 languages -
Mutual intelligibility is one straightforward definition of language.