[Foundation-l] GFDL/CC announcement?

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Sat Dec 1 22:51:43 UTC 2007

Matt R wrote:
> --- Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

I am not a lawyer, but if any independent site hosts copies of your work and
asserts GFDL or later it will not be the Foundation's responsibility to
notify them they cannot also move to a later version you've not seen but are
dead-set against.

>Isn't it crazy? For any bleedingly-obvious
>idea, there'll be people who want to say how bad it is. Mr Maxwell, I've no
>reason to doubt that you're a fine and rational fellow, but a large
>to you on this one.

Slashdot has posted it, http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/01/2032252

Great place to rant, much bigger audience than a mailing list.

Brian McNeil

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