Well, I think the plain language of the FDL is that
Ulrich is correct. It
doesn't say you can point to a list of the authors elsewhere: it says that
*you* have to list the authors, and on the title page, no less
But, where is the 'title page'? My interpretation is that a link to a
page containing the title of the article and the history of
contributions *is* the "title page" in the sense of the GNU FDL.
(not in a list at the end of the document, for
*certainly* not with only a link at the end of a document to a list
Why can't the end of the article have a link at the end saying, for
example "click here to see the 'title page' for this article"?
Now whether Wikipedia would like to use the FDL is
another matter. But we
currently do, and changing our license seems pretty impossible at this
That much is true. We've discussed before making some kind of
licensing change, but it's really a lot of trouble, particularly when
*I* think that most of the alleged violations (such as the one you're
talking about here) are not actually violations at all.