On 10/17/06, Kirill Lokshin <kirill.lokshin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/17/06, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
That would have the downside of lengthening the
copyright terms on the
stuff we produce.
How is that a downside (in practical terms, anyways)? Anybody who
wishes to PD their contributions can already do so, and Wikipedia aims
to be free-content, not necessarily public domain.
For the same reason that cc-by-sa is often preferred to cc-by. The
viral nature of share-alike -- which is what the GFDL amounts to --
means that reusers have to put modifications under the same free
licence. This means that the content is more free and therefore
furthers our mission.