Why did Black Duck choose the Creative Commons Attribution license?

Creative Commons licenses are the most popular and widely respected content licenses in the free culture world, of which FOSS is a central part. Wikipedia uses a Creative Commons license, as does StackExchange with their Creative Commons data dump. When we went searching for a content copyright license that embodies the values in FOSS, in particular, the right to freely copy and use content, the Creative Commons Attribution license became the obvious best choice.

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About Rich Sands

I'm the Principal and Founder of RSands Consulting, a developer/FOSS strategy, product management, and marketing consultancy. Formerly Ohloh's PM, Black Duck is now a client of mine.