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

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 23:38:07 UTC 2007

On 01/12/2007, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greg will of course correct me if I'm wrong - but I suspect the
> problem is that lots of people want CC-by-sa because it's easier to
> reuse stuff ... but that GFDL makes it hard to reuse stuff is
> considered a *feature* by many, e.g. photographers who license work as
> GFDL but also sell it privately. That is: the thing that makes GFDL a
> pain in the backside for a wiki is precisely why they like it, and
> they want it to stay a pain in the backside for that reason.

Ah, yes, the GFDL as "CC-BY-SA online and no-one dares use it offline"...

I certainly understand that appeal :-)

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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