[Foundation-l] Wikibooks NL is changing License

Jerome Banal jerome.banal at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 09:56:15 UTC 2007


For records, a similar request has been made to the board after some
discussions on the list for allowing a potential switch to dual-licensing
for Wiktionary FR beginning of December.
This has still not received approval so I suppose you decided this without
seeking this first. Am I wrong?
Not at all that I am complaining, I would be happy to see this happening,
but I suppose that as no answer has come that means that the Foundation
might see some problems with it. In particular, it seems that they have a
lot of discussions with FSF and CC regarding licensing right now, so I guess
they don't have much visibility about potential changes.

Jerome (Eden2004)

2007/3/22, effe iets anders <effeietsanders at gmail.com>:
> Dear all,
> The Wikibooks NL community has decided to change the default license
> of the textbooks for the future. That will mean that from a certain
> point in the near future all new submitted changes and new texts will
> be default double licenced under GNU FDL *and* CC-BY-SA-2.5 or later.
> The texts that are currently in Wikibooks NL will be marked as "GFDL
> only". This is so the project will be better able to spread it's
> content (as the reuser has a choise to use only a page of the
> wikibooks project without printing all the license etc)
> If every contributor of a certain page has agreed to relicense all
> his/her contributions on Wikibooks NL, also those in the past, under
> both licenses, the template stating the excemption of the default will
> be removed.
> It will still be possible to import pages from Wikipedia NL to
> Wikibooks NL. This will mean that a small part of the newly created
> pages will also be marked as "GFDL only". The community has taken some
> more precautions, such as creating templates to relicense all you
> contributions (HINT: {{Dubbel}}) and a page with explanation, but it
> would be too much in detail to explain that on this list. See this
> please as announcement, and contact the Wikibooks NL community through
> our Tutors' Chamber ([[b:nl:Wikibooks:Lerarenkamer]])
> With kind regards,
> Lodewijk Gelauff
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