The Intricacies — Update #2

Copyright … ?

I have been thinking about this for quite a while now and I have finally come to a conclusion: My book will be available under a Creative Commons license. I had intended on publishing it under normal copyright but this would have stood against everything I stand for; thus, I decided to publish it under a Creative Commons license. I am still unsure, however, which license would be the best. At present, I am using the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license which would only allow non-commercial distribution without any derivatives. The part I am unsure of is whether I should allow derivatives or whether I shouldn’t; I definitely do not want to allow commercial distribution. I don’t think I’ll be making the book available as a PDF and merely be sharing the original ODT file; this allows anyone who would like to get a copy of the book to get one and export it to a format they wish using LibreOffice (ODT’s other advantage is that it’s an open format, unlike Microsoft’s DOCX files). I will have to figure out how to handle the photographs and illustrations in my book, however, since I am still unsure as to whether I can use them with this license.

I believe this is the best decision since I wasn’t interested in getting a lot of profit from this book; I believe knowledge like this should be accessible to everyone.

mjohanning
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