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

Mike Godwin mnemonic at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 14:20:42 UTC 2007

geni writes:

>  You are ignoring the other players. The FSF and art libre. If there
> were to be any changes to the CC-BY-SA we might have to talk to the
> EFF since we probably don't want them splitting their Open Audio
> License off again.
> Until we see a full draft there is little community can do either way.

For what it's worth, EFF favors in principle the harmonization of GFDL  
and CC-BY-SA. (Full disclosure -- I worked as staff counsel for EFF  
for nine years, and I maintain plenty of contacts there.)  They take  
the view that CC-BY-SA is viral, but nevertheless makes licensed  
content easier to use than the current GFDL (designed for software  
manuals) does.  I view this as a feature, not a bug, since I believe  
the mission of Wikimedia Foundation is to share information and make  
sure it remains shared, and not merely to be a custodian of the  
meaning of GFDL (that's what FSF is for).


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