[Foundation-l] Donation of DVDs to Wikimedia Foundation Projects

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 18:05:08 UTC 2007

Nothing demands that you convert the license to video... That's about
the least sane thing to do... :) just provide a single copy of gfdl
(in text) with every copy you create of an aggregate work which
contains gfdl parts.

The draft of GFDL v2 waves the requirement when the amount of text
copied is small, it might be useful to include a nod to video... GFDL
isn't a good idea for all forms of video but it does have desirable
qualities for educational content, regardless of the medium.

On 1/3/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/3/07, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
> > How so?  I will admit that the GFDL is written primarily for textual
> > manipulation and content, but that is about like saying the GPL is lousy
> > for copyright purposes in a book.  Other than the "authorship" clauses
> > being blurred so much for video that it is hard to determine exactly who
> > participated with the development of the video (motion pictures can
> > sometimes involve hundreds of people in the production of one "work"),
> > I'm not exactly sure what the issue is here.
> >
> For that standard low res we video includeing a copy of the lisence is
> a serious problem. the isue that the GNU logo itself appears to be
> under the free art lisence is interesting complication although not
> one most people will encounter.
> I'm not really thinking about semi professional or professional films
> but well in my case narrated instructional slide shows. So the number
> of people involved isn't a problem. The problems asside from incudeing
> the lisence are:
> Has to be GFDL only since I can't figure out how the almagimation
> stuff is meant to apply to videos. Free art  are and CC are out (thank
> goodness for Wildebeests).
> Ok I've included the lisence now how long do I have to include it for?
> 10 sec? 1 min?
> --
> geni
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