We hate to eat our own words.
Unfortunately, in this case, we have to. Techgoondu is off creative commons, an initiative I pushed for a few months back.
Even though many of us here at Techgoondu champion creative commons, after talking to some lawyer friends we realized that we can’t follow it to the letter.
In spirit, everything I wrote remains true — I believe that some forms of content should be free, and many of the Techgoondu posters do as well.
However, in practice, with content mashed-up from sites and vendors (e.g. photos of mobile phones, etc.) that are not under creative commons, we can’t offer our content under this license.
Legally, it exposes us to the liability of being sued even though we’re not for profit. Seeing that it is exceedingly difficult to run a chapalang tech news blog site with the freshest, kookiest stories for our readers with a blanket creative commons restriction, we have decided not to run with it.
Even though we could offer our analysis and stories for free re-distribution, without pictures and other content we take from others, we’re doing a disfavour to our readers. Apologies to all creative commons fans out there.