[Foundation-l] Is there a Foundation preferred license?
brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 07:53:44 UTC 2006
Wikinews is CC-BY. So I think they will generally pick the best "open
content" license that suits the project, with GFDL as the default
On 08/11/06, luke brandt <shojokid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, Does the Foundation have any preference for a particular open
> content license, eg GFDL ? Or is it strictly neutral on this 'legality'
> I just saw some thought seems to have been given to this question:-
> [ Bylaws of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
> ARTICLE I: NAME ...
> ARTICLE II: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
> The general purpose and objectives of the Foundation shall be the
> following: Wikimedia Foundation is dedicated to the development and
> maintenance of online free, open content encyclopedias, collections of
> quotations, textbooks and other collections of documents, information,
> and other informational databases in all the languages of the world that
> will be distributed free of charge to the public under a free
> documentation license such as the Free Documentation License written by
> the Free Software Foundation Inc. at http://www.fsf.org or similar
> licensing scheme, see http://www.wikimedia.org. The goals of the
> foundation are to encourage the further growth and development of open
> content, social sofware WikiWiki-based projects ... ]
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