--- Toby Bartels <toby+wikipedia(a)math.ucr.edu> wrote:
If the incompatibility (in that direction) with
CC-by-sa is fixed,
then any incompatibility with CC-by will also be fixed;
I don't see why you brought this up.
So that any modifications made to a CC-by-sa Wikinews article (or a FDL
version) could all be re-incorporated back into Wikinews. Under the dual
license scheme content could flow from Wikinews to any Wikimedia project via
the FDL and from Wikinews to newspapers via the CC-by-sa, but not in the
reverse direction. If the CC-by-sa and FDL were compatible, then that could
happen and we could make things simple by publishing all Wikimedia content
under the CC-by-sa.
How would that
work if content is under the CC-by? The AP could get Wikinews
content as soon as it is published and add improvements, thus making a
proprietary derivative work right away. Then only the AP could grant
distribution rights to the superior version.
That's a good point, although the AP is likely to be even more prejudiced
against our material. That said, after a few years, then they would catch
So you're right, this will be the same problem as we have today
when Microsoft incorporates BSD code into Windows.
Thus, anybody proposing CC-by for WikiNews now has a harder case to make. ^_^
Good example, although I wasn't aware of that MS factoid.
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