License of en.wordpress.com/tos – two different ones indicated?

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  • #672304

    beanluc
    Member

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/ says in the text that the license is Creative Commons Sharealike, but the license that’s linked to is the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike license.

    Which is the actual license of this piece?

    Thanks!

    #672484

    mmadfan
    Member

    They say:

    (Note, we’ve decided to make the below Terms of Service available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want we’d appreciate a link to WordPress.com somewhere on your site. We spent a lot of money and time on the below, and other people shouldn’t need to do the same.)

    So I’d say it was a Sharealike license, and they’d appreciate attribution and a link back to their site.

    Personally, with something like this, I think attribution is classy, whether it’s required by the CC license or not.

    #672505

    macmanx
    Staff

    Actually, all Creative Commons licenses are attribution-based by default, so its the correct license.

    #672510

    beanluc
    Member

    Aha macmanx, that explains everything… I somehow never noticed that BY was not an option but was always present in CC licenses

    #672570

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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