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

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 00:34:33 UTC 2007

On 02/12/2007, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> The clauses are highly similar in nature. And they are ambiguous; it
> is not clear whether a photograph in an article is "separate and
> independent" from the article text. Again, a license that establishes
> clarity on this is needed; it doesn't help us to argue that the GFDL
> _is_ clear on this (it isn't, and our practice contradicts your
> interpretation), and it doesn't help us to attack Creative Commons
> because their interpretation of similar language is different from the
> FSF's.

The problem is that that is the interpretation of the people who have
the power to change the license. Thus there interpretation can also be
read as their intention and if they turn out to be wrong in their
interpretation they can change the license in order to follow their


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