Developemnt and use - Training manual

Neal McBurnett neal at
Fri Apr 25 16:26:49 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:15:32AM -0600, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> I think the "non-commercial" part is more complicated than most people
> think, and makes it less useful to both commercial and non-commercial
> use.

I've looked some more and here are some specifics.  The definition of
non-commercial use is complicated enough that MIT and Creative Commons
have put forward quite different interpretations of the same license -
is it about "the user" or "the use"?  See:

 Creative Commons vs MIT OCW: Interpreting the Noncommercial Clause
 David Wiley

Note that Creative Commons is still in flux about this - see also the
other complexities at:

 In early 2008 we will be re-engaging that discussion and will be
 undertaking a serious study of the NonCommercial term which will
 result in changes to our licenses and/or explanations around them.

What particular commercial uses are the authors of the Training Manual
concerned about?  Is it licensed under other terms for some users?

And thanks again - it is very nicely done!

Neal McBurnett       

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