When creating a repo for syllabi, which non-software license is best suited for academic content and purposes? Maybe the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license? Please, advise with any recommendations.
Personal preference, but I like to pop everything under a CC-BY license.
That way it’s clear others can use it (demystifying usage can be a drag, even for people well-versed in CC).
For my courses on p2pu.org, we used CC-BY-SA which was still pretty restrictive.
I use the CC-BY-NC license, which for me personally seems to strike a reasonable balance. It doesn’t prevent people from using it for commercial purposes, it just requires that they obtain specific permission first.
If permission is denied, then commercial use is not granted?
Correct. Creative Commons has a good summary on their licenses and how (and why) they work.
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback and info.