[Foundation-l] GFDL/CC announcement?

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 19:52:29 UTC 2007

On Dec 1, 2007 10:00 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://blog.jamendo.com/index.php/2007/12/01/breaking-news-wikipedia-switches-to-creative-commons/
> I've emailed the comcom and Jimbo asking for the first-hand details.

This is interesting.  I, for one, have explicitly rejected the
creative commons cc-by-sa licensing terms.

Improving GFDL *compatibility* with SOME CC licenses have been a
desirable and reasonable thing which I could have supported.

I'm not sure why WikiMedia would choose this particular path, other
than for the purpose of promoting Creative Commons.

Success at it will effectively establish Wikimedia's control over the
licensing of the works of others simply by virtue of those works being
uploaded Wikimedia's internet service.  What an astonishing

In any case,  as a result of this I expect Wikimedia will be removing
my contributions then, and taking due care to ensure that copies
previously circulated under the GFDL 1.2 will not be mistaken for
content available under some other license because of their actions.

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