[Foundation-l] Creative Commons for all new WMF sites?

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 16:00:39 UTC 2007

On 3/1/07, Nicholas Moreau <nicholasmoreau at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's a thought... could all new Wikimedia sites, no matter what language
> or project, be created under a Creative Commons license, instead of GFDL? We
> of course cannot change existing sites over to that slimmer, trimmer
> license, but it would be a good idea for any new works.
> Nick

Would create problems with translations and other tanswiki stuff.

Creative commons also has it's own issues. People have problems
understanding the lisence mixes

Founder's copyright
Developing nations CC
CC wiki licence
It gets messy

Secondly creative commons tends to be more interested in the author
rather than the reuser. The FSF tends to operate the other way around.

CC lisences also have a tendacy not to quite do what they say on the
tin which can lead to people being missled.

At the present time the proposed LGFDL looks like a better bet.

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