On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com
The case for the CC-0 license is so in line with what
the WMF stands for.
Our aim is to share in the sum of all knowledge and it is the most obvious
way to do it. When Wikidata is found to document falsehoods or established
truths that are problematic, we gain a quality where people come to
Wikidata to learn what they need to learn.
According to Denny, Wikidata, under its CC0 licence, must not import data
from Share-Alike sources. He reconfirmed this yesterday when I asked him
whether he still stood by that.
In practice though we have Wikidata importing massive amounts of data from
Wikipedia, which was a Share-Alike source last time I looked. Isn't
Wikidata then infringing Wikipedia contributors' rights?
Why is it okay to import data from the CC BY-SA Wikipedia, but not from
European CC BY-SA population statistics?
There are inchoate and uncomfortable parallels to licence laundering here,
which I would hope is not something the WMF stands for. Could someone