[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in business development

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Sun May 20 16:20:23 UTC 2007

On 5/20/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then you could sue me, and I'd countersue you for violating the GFDL.
> > What part of "add no other conditions whatsoever to those of this
> > License" don't you understand?
> >
> > If you're currently forcing datafeed recipients to agree not to
> > redistribute the data they receive, then you're in major breach of the
> > GFDL.  Not just the relatively minor breaches that have been going on
> > for so long, but you've subverting the very essence of copyleft.
> It depends what you mean by "reselling the datafeed". If we're talking
> about making a new datafeed from your servers to your client and
> sending the data you get from the Wikimedia datafeed, then there is
> nothing anyone can do the stop you, but that's not really reselling
> the datafeed, it's just reselling the data.

Fair enough - that's what I meant.  Taking the stream of data, copying
it, and distributing it to others.

> If you mean somehow giving
> your customers access directly to the Wikimedia datafeed, so that they
> are using Wikimedia's bandwidth, then the GDFL doesn't cover that -
> it's that which I would assume is forbidden by contract.
No, I didn't mean that at all.


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