Common Libre Fears

Posted on 23 March 2011

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For a few years now I’ve been privately talking to creators and trying to convince them to make their work libre. I talked about freedom and profit and distribution models and community repayment — the whole libre spiel. It was only recently, however, that one of the creators explained why that spiel was ineffective: he was more worried about what could go wrong with libre than he was excited about what could go right.

I made a list of what I thought were the main libre fears, and I explained whether I thought they were realistic. There are some real concerns with libre: I wouldn’t put pictures of living people under a libre licence. Why? Well, you’ll have to read the one-page PDF handout!

Common Libre Fears

(A list of fears very much like this one appears in Share This Book)

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