[Foundation-l] Czech Wikipedia's EDP and WMF's licensing policy

wiki_tomos wiki_tomos at inter7.jp
Wed Dec 19 17:45:46 UTC 2007

Nathan Awrich wrote:

>Tomos wrote:
>> Second, if you ask copyright holder/author's permissions for use, and if
>> the images are free-licensed, I see little need for EDP. It is an explicitly
>> licensed use of the work, as opposed to use based on provisions on
>> limitations and restrictions of copyright defined by the law.
>Regarding this - I'm not sure this is technically correct. An explicit
>license to Wikipedia to use content for the purposes of publication on
>Wikipedia is restrictive to the point that an EDP would absolutely be
>required. Content must be free for republication for any reason,
>including commercial use (in the absence of an EDP, and even with an
>EDP non-free content is only allowed if there is no free alternative).

Quite true. If the author/copyright holder's permissions are not that of 
free licensing, EDP is in order. 



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