2009/1/22 Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
That's evidently not true. Many people in this
debate have said that
giving all names encumbers re-use of the work when such lists get very
long, so they are not 'fine' with listing all names, because they
recognize that there is an additional good (ease of re-use) that needs
to be served.
Not really. Remember that "reasonable to the medium or means"
statement? Any means that resulted in serious encumberment would be
unlikely to be considered reasonable. Compared the issues caused by
copyright notices it's a pretty minor problem.
It's true that this is not the case for a large
of articles, but it's often the case for the most interesting ones.
The proposed attribution language - to state names when there are
fewer than six - is precisely written as a compromise.