[Foundation-l] CC-BY-SA migration checklist

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Dec 4 00:15:33 UTC 2007

On Dec 3, 2007 7:08 PM, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > "GFDL requires that you name at least the five primary authors."
> > That's misleading.  GFDL requires you name at least five of the
> > primary authors *on the title page*.  It *also* requires that you name
> > "the authors" (presumably, all of them) on the page entitled History.
> No. "History" is an invariant section, and the standard wikimedia
> copyright statement says that our work is released under the GFDL with
> no invariant sections.

"History" is not an invariant section.

"The "Invariant Sections" are certain Secondary Sections whose titles
are designated, as being those of Invariant Sections, in the notice
that says that the Document is released under this License."

> Also, section 4(b) of the GFDL states that an
> author may waive their right to be listed as an author on the title
> page. We encourage people not to invoke this right. We also don't go
> out of our way to alert them that they can. Also, if you treat
> wikipedia as a single work (ie, a complete encyclopedia) then the
> title page for all of wikipedia would only contain the names of 5
> authors. I think the board could select an appropriate 5, if there was
> an issue.
All of this is correct, but tangential to what I said.

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