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

Robert Scott Horning robert_horning at netzero.net
Thu Jan 4 00:22:15 UTC 2007

Ray Saintonge wrote:

>Robert Scott Horning wrote:
>>Imagine, for the sake of the discussion here, that you have a production 
>>of a TV episode like Star Trek that is available under the GFDL. 
>>Assuming that video is available under a GPL-like distribution license, 
>>you would be free to take all of the fancy special effects and replace 
>>all of the scenes with William Shatner in them with an actor who 
>>actually knows what he is doing.  :)
>Anybody with the initiative to sell his kidney stones on eBay must have 
>a great sense of humour; this is supported by his incomparable rendition 
>of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.".  Some others of us might be happy 
>to get rid of the special effects and keep Shatner in a medium that 
>requires more imagination from the user.
At least with free/open source content you have the option of doing 
both.  And more.  I'm really curious what will happen with "Steamboat 
Willy" once it's copyright expires (if it ever does).

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