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From: Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: 6 Mar 2008 20:40
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] [WikiEN-l] Another free encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of the Cosmos
To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, Wikimedia
Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
On 3/6/08, Oldak Quill <oldakquill(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As an aside, how is Wikipedia/GFDL and CC-by-SA
coming along? Is
Wikipedia waiting on GFDL and CC-by-SA to work out compatibility?
(CCing foundation-l, since folks there may be interested-)
Creative Commons is working actively with us on the "migration checklist":
They are internally discussing a draft statement of intent, and
they've updated the CC frontpages to reference the Definition of Free
Cultural Works. Plus, at this point there is a consensus between our
two organizations that CC-BY-SA should function as a "strong copyleft"
license, just not yet about the best way to achieve that.
On the FSF side, we're waiting for a version of the GFDL that has the
migration language in it; hopefully this will be approved soon.
So, things are progressing. Given that there are multiple
organizations involved, plus a commitment from us to only make the
final step after consultation with the community, it's a complex
process, but I'll hope we'll get there soon enough -- the
incompatibility between CC-BY-SA and GFDL is a serious impediment for
the free culture movement.
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation
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