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

Husky huskyr at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 16:02:08 UTC 2007

The new GFDL looks like an interesting development, but i think we should at
least look at the possibility of dual-licensing new projects under GFDL and
CC-BY-SA (the same as with pictures on commons).

-- Husky / Hay Kranen

On 3/1/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> CC-by-ND-NC
> CC-by-Sa-NC
> CC-by-ND
> 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.
> --
> geni
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