2009/2/20 Henning Schlottmann <h.schlottmann(a)gmx.net>et>:
* Ditch the dual licensing. I don't understand it.
I am trained as a
lawyer to understand about licenses and I have not the slightest idea
how the dual licensing is supposed to work. No one I talked to -
layperson or professional - understood about it. Make a hard switch, as
GFDL 1.3 allows. If RMS doesn't like it, too bad.
It's fairly straightforward if somewhat foolish. It means that any
content created on wikipedia and not derived from CC-BY-SA can be used
by reuses under either CC-BY-SA or the GFDL.
* Abandon the planned vote, don't ask the community. The issue is too
complicated to hand out proper information to the laypersons in the
community. Consequently we should not be bothered. Doing otherwise would
in the best outcome be dishonest, because we have to decide blindly, or
it could result in a disaster. And public vote on issues always means
that in the end no one have to take responsibility for it.
Your problem here is that Erik isn't a lawyer either. If the situation
was entirely being handled by Mike Godwin then you would have a case
but it isn't.
* The responsibility for decisions of this magnitude
lays with the
board. WMF is a non-membership association. Don't even try to evade that
responsibility by delegating it to the "community". Accept the
responsibility and act accordingly.
The board is not at this point that significantly involved.