On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Gerard
The fact that all of our material can not be made
available under the
CC-by-sa license because of some people insisting on using the wrong
license is beyond me. The fact that we insist that the two licenses are
compatible does not make them compatible. The fact that it is unlikely that
WE get into problems, does not justify the continued practice of accepting
GFDL only material when our reusers might.
Commons accepts materials that are free according to
GFDL works fall within that
definition, so they're free. We have lived eight years with GFDL and
we've called Wikipedia the free encyclopedia all the time, so we
cannot just dismiss GFDL now only because we've found a license that
works better for us. The interincompatibility is probably the worst
feature of copyleft, but we've lived long time with that and there's
no reason to stop doing it.