On Nov 27, 2007 5:46 PM, Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com> wrote:
far as I know, the article-only dumps
do comply with the GFDL, is there a specific part you think is being
The current version article only dumps. Do they contain the GFDL? Do
they have a compliant section entitled history? Do they even list all
the authors, anywhere?
I expect them to be. You can provide a GPL program in a binary only
form, *if you make available the source code by the same way*. So if i
can download history dumps and article dumps, and choose the dump
without the history, it's not WMF's fault.
The GPL and GFDL are different licenses, and the requirement to
provide a transparent copy (which would be analogous to the GPL
requirement to provide source) is not the same as the requirement to
list authors in the section entitled history. I don't think it's GPL
compliant to provide a GPL program in binary form without at least
listing the authors somewhere. I'm not sure if the GPL requires you
to include a copy of the license or not.
The problem would arise because history dumps fail
very often for large
That'd be another problem.
About containing the GFDL, the en: dump will have the
[[Wikipedia:Text_of_the_GNU_Free_Documentation_License]], which is also
interesting because the GFDL text itself is not under the GFDL.
I wasn't sure if it was in the article only dump, which is why I
asked, but I guess it is.