[Foundation-l] GFDL CC announcement

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 18:25:01 UTC 2007

> I don't understand this comment.  Presumably the GFDL "or later" will
> be used to take Wikipedia to GFDL 1.3 (or whatever the next version
> is), which will then be used to relicense as CC-BY-SA.
> Why not just make the GFDL 1.3 compatible with CC-BY-SA directly?
> Well, for one thing, because there are people who use the GFDL besides
> Wikipedia.
> Or am I misunderstanding what you find odd?

What does other people using GFDL have to do with it? If the changes
that make it compatible are in the spirit of the license, then why not
change it for everyone? If they're not, then we can't change it for

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