Ubuntu One, copyleft a folder using a CC by SA license

Asked by Tom

Hi :)

I share a folder on Ubuntu One and want to protect the entire contents with a CC by SA license from Creative Commons. Is it possible? How should i do it? The "Creative Commons" website generated the appropriate html/css (RDFa) coding and let me download the Xmp as an alternative.

So how do i use either of those to protect the folder?
Regards from
Tom :)

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Best dobey (dobey) said :

License agreements do not 'protect' software or data. They merely specify the terms of its usage, which people may choose to ignore.

However, you cannot specify a license for sharing your folder. If you wish to release some of your files to the public, under a license for re-use, you should probably look at perhaps creating a project on https://launchpad.net/ instead.

Also note, you cannot (currently) publish folders on Ubuntu One. You can only share them to known individuals. If you want to share a folder with various individuals, you should probably trust them to not just use the files in that folder for uses which you do not approve of. You can place a README, LICENSE, or similar file in the folder though, and tell the people you share the folder with to abide by the terms therein.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Thanks Rodney Dawes, that solved my question.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Hi :)
Thanks! :)

Sorry i missed the email and hadn't had time to check back here before now. Yes, i have just shared the folder with just a few selected people. I thought that counted as publishing it but i see the point now. I guess i have a 2nd question but that is best in a separate thread to help with the archives.

Many thanks and regards from
Tom :)