[Foundation-l] What's wrong with CC-BY-SA?

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 23:36:03 UTC 2007

On 01/12/2007, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk> wrote:
> On 01/12/2007, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Interestingly, this suggests we can't practically incorporate BY-SA
> > > material first published elsewhere into Wikinews without the consent
> > > of the author(s)...
> >
> > That would be the case anyway, I think. Wikinews is CC-BY, not
> > CC-BY-SA. you can't re-use SA material into a document that is
> > expressly licensed as not requiring SA. you would need per-document
> > additions to the license, which are not practical.
> Oh, sorry, my apologies - I keep getting the WN license wrong, for
> some reason! But I think the point still presumably stands - "It would
> suggest we can't practically incorporate CC-BY material, &c..." -
> because we can't give the attribution as originally specified.

You make an interesting point... I'm not familiar with the way
Wikinews does things, but it sounds like there could be a problem.

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