An LWN reader was confused about the license of Fedora Magazine articles. We currently say:
Fedora Magazine aspires to publish all content under a Creative Commons license but may not be able to in all cases.
This is not helpful. The Terms and Conditions go into further detail, but there’s still some ambiguity. Specifically, it’s not clear that “Red Hat original content” applies to articles, particularly articles submitted by non-Red-Hat employees.
So I propose the following:
- We explicitly add “Contributions are assumed to be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 3.0 unless otherwise specified.” to the docs about submitting articles.
- We modify the footer to say “Fedora Magazine content is published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 3.0 except where otherwise specified”.
- We work with Red Hat Legal to update the Terms and Conditions to make this more clear.