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This blog is under Creative Commons

I don't know why it took me so long, but I finally got around to making it official:
Attribution-Non-commercial-Sharealike is the license for the content of this blog.

I keep getting emails with requests to use a graphic in a presentation or whatever... and the answer is always "yes", so, now you don't have to ask unless it falls outside this Creative Commons license or plain old fair use (or common sense).

So please, DO stuff with anything you find here that is my original work (which is about 98%; the rest being a few things I grab from the web, but I'll be more careful about that and make it explicit).

This license means you can use this in any non-commercial way as-is, OR use it build something new, as long as the new thing you build contains an identical license to the one I have here. The license (and I) request that you do provide attribution, somehow. I'm not picky about how. Mention me, or the blog, doesn't matter which. Doesn't matter if it's in really tiny type, either. Use your own discretion (just don't forget about karma... ; )

If you intend to sell anything in some way, that's either the original or derivative, then you need to ask me. Otherwise, have at it. I am delighted to see the way people use some of this, though, so I appreciate it greatly when someone lets me know about it. But there's no requirement.

And FYI -- if you do anything with a photograph of me that makes me look dorkier than I already am, there will be payback. And I know Photoshop.

[Update: someone wasted no time remixing the content here-- I have no idea how he does it, but this automated mashup of a bunch of my blog entries is pretty amazing. It produced quite a few new sentences that actually make sense (sort of) including:

I am delighted to see Microsoft as something other than a dry, lifeless text or lecture.

His hugely successful, multi-million dollar organization almost entirely through the efforts of a three-day-book-jam with Bert, Eric, and Beth –

hugh macleod, on the TV at any time.

Virtually any of your friends with children will be stuck in the blanks.

The typical user is just…weird and wrong.

Your brain has no idea you live in the parade.

...but at some level, your brain had a higher incidence of PTSD than those who pushed products without a conscience.

They grabbed defeat from the road tour?

So the horse calms himself down because you gave him something new to Paul Graham,

then everything good will be devil’s advocates, naysayers, and viscious critics every step of the Daily Show.

But still… maybe instead of struggling with a reference or learning (knowledge and understanding), while letting go of the iPod...

He's done it to other blogs as well...]

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By the way, I've been wondering, where do those black 'n white oldie pictures you sometimes use come from ? Are they among the 2% that are not your original work ? Were the originals in the public domain ?

Posted by: Emile | Oct 22, 2005 3:39:04 AM

At this moment I have five CPU (interesting acronym...) essays open and waiting to be read. With this new cloning, I fear I'll never get through the stack. I guess it's a nice problem to have, too many interesting words. But I think you need to go on vacation again so I can catch up.

Posted by: Scott Reynen | Oct 22, 2005 9:02:16 AM

I just added an update to this post, but here it is:
[Update: someone wasted no time remixing the content here-- I have no idea how he does it, but this automated mashup of a bunch of my blog entries is pretty amazing. It produced quite a few new sentences that actually make sense (sort of) including:

I am delighted to see Microsoft as something other than a dry, lifeless text or lecture.

His hugely successful, multi-million dollar organization almost entirely through the efforts of a three-day-book-jam with Bert, Eric, and Beth –

hugh macleod, on the TV at any time.

Virtually any of your friends with children will be stuck in the blanks.

The typical user is just…weird and wrong.

Your brain has no idea you live in the parade.

...but at some level, your brain had a higher incidence of PTSD than those who pushed products without a conscience.

They grabbed defeat from the road tour?

So the horse calms himself down because you gave him something new to Paul Graham,

then everything good will be devil’s advocates, naysayers, and viscious critics every step of the Daily Show.

But still… maybe instead of struggling with a reference or learning (knowledge and understanding), while letting go of the iPod...

He's done it to other blogs as well...]

Posted by: Kathy Sierra | Oct 22, 2005 6:37:53 PM

Emile: as far as I can tell (but I'm no lawyer), if you use one of my pictures that uses the 50's photos, you *can* make a derivative of it. What you *cannot* do is use the photos separately from that derivative work. So you can't strip the photo out and just use *that* in something new. And there's definitely no problem in using the graphic (with photo) as-is, subject to the CC license terms. I have licensed the 50's images under a royalty-free license (originally from PhotoDisc, now managed by Getty) and MY license looks like this:
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Royalty-free products may be used by you multiple times for multiple projects without incurring additional fees. However, as with all Getty Images licenses, the rights granted are non-transferable and are personal to you. This means that if you license an RF product to be used in a derivative work by your client or any other person, they may not use the licensed product separately from the derivative work.
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If anyone there sees a different interpretation of the Getty license, please let me know. And if you have any question if something from the archives is not my original work, please email me. But in almost every case, it either will be something I did -- or it will be really obvious that it's from something else (like an Apple ad).

[And again, I'll try to make it explicit going forward if something is *NOT* mine]
Have fun : )

Posted by: Kathy Sierra | Oct 22, 2005 6:50:08 PM

"I am delighted to see the way people use some of this, though, so I appreciate it greatly when someone lets me know about it."

>>http://www.livejournal.com/users/nikhile/4074.html?mode=reply


"And FYI -- if you do anything with a photograph of me that makes me look dorkier than I already am, there will be payback."

If I may... the picture of you on the about page is nice :-)

Posted by: Nikhil | Oct 25, 2005 2:43:40 AM

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