[Foundation-l] Wikibooks NL is changing License

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 22:40:00 UTC 2007

> I think there is some confusion indeed. Let's face an easy example:
> Contributor A types:  "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
> Contributor B changes that into: "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"
> (read: A types the intro, B explains the subject further). Contributor
> B can now dual license the yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy-part, however he can
> *not* dual license the part xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Even if he changes it
> into xxxxxzxxxxxxxxxxxx. (i.e. spelling correction)
> Now imagine that now is the time that we change licensing policy, and
> all new edits would be dual licensed. Now image that we are one year
> later. And the ugly text has gradually been changed by editors into
> "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz". That is not at all the same anymore as the
> xxx-text. So that zzzz-text can be considered as dual licensed. Note
> this will happen almost never.

By my interpretation of the license, that would be a violation of the
GDFL. I strongly suggest you seek legal advice before proceeding.

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