[Foundation-l] Diversity and NC images - Board meet

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 21:22:36 UTC 2007

luke brandt schreef:
> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
>> luke brandt schreef:
>>> It seems to me that the opposition to NC is based on a most curious and
>>> imperfect interpretation of the word 'free,' one that seeks to encompass
>>> the freedom to make a profit from other people's efforts. I therefore
>>> hope that the Foundation won't have any truck with the idea of diluting
>>> its previous attitude to autonomy - luke
>> Hoi,
>> Your POV is not what the Foundation has expressed from the start. I 
>> think you are completely wrong in this.
>> Thanks,
>>      GerardM
> Hi Gerard,
> I shouldn't have interjected the word 'therefore' as I think there are
> other good reasons for autonomy as well, as I earlier surmised you do
> too. But I'd be interested to know why you disagree on NC. I already
> read Eric's arguments:
> http://intelligentdesigns.net/Licenses/NC
> as well as this reply:
> http://cites.boisestate.edu/v6i3e.htm
> and I'd be interested to know your view.
> Thanks
> luke
It is simple. Wikipedia is the Free encyclopedia. It is licensed under 
the GFDL, the GFDL allows for commercial use. Allowing for NC material 
in Wikipedia would make the whole of Wikipedia not available under the 
GFDL. Elementary.

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