[KS] Korean Commons?

Lauren Deutsch lwdeutsch at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 6 02:49:14 EDT 2012

I base my understanding of ³commons² on the study of the history of
journalism, including the posting of broadside documents in the town
³commons² (usually the crossroads of a social / commercial zone). In
abstraction, I see it as an ecosystem that facilitates the exchange of ideas
-- a locus, (physical site or perhaps virtual), that is accessible to and
broad enough to accommodate a population of individuals who seek opportunity
to enter for the purpose of exchanging thoughts and other resources. In a
sense the Korean Studies listserv media is a ³commons.²
My proposing Creative Commons is to emphasize the embolden text below:

Creative Commons mission is to develop, support and steward legal and
technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and
innovation. Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of
the Internet ‹ universal access to research and education, full
participation in culture ‹ to drive a new era of development, growth, and

I hope this helps.


Lauren W. Deutsch
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From: Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreaweb.ws>
Reply-To: Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreaweb.ws>, Korean Studies Discussion
List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 18:01:06 -0700
To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
Subject: Re: [KS] Korean Commons?

Lauren Deutsch wrote:

> There is a very active ³creative commons² online through
> which wonderful exchanges are flourishing ...
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Lauren, I cannot follow? Can you please explain what you mean to say.
The link and website you refer to is about an alternative, and now
world-wide very popular licensing contract, mostly
used by programmers (as explained in my earlier posting:

As an EXAMPLE, if you download the commercial (paid, for profit) Linux
operating system "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" for your home computer or
for an Internet server, then you need to agree to the very license you
are referring to in your posting (when installing it)--see here:
And, when you download the more popular free remake of the very same
OS, CentOS, then the same license is applied.

In the end, all this STILL is about protecting intellectual rights of
authorship, just in a somewhat 'softer' way, in the spirit that the
inner workings of the Internet as such introduced to us.


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