[Foundation-l] Live mirrors

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Wed May 30 19:24:22 UTC 2007

On 5/30/07, Sebastian Moleski <sebmol at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/30/07, Klaus Graf <klausgraf at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I cannot see that blocking life mirrors is allowed by the GNU FDL:
> > "You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading
> > or further copying of the copies you make or distribute."
> It certainly is. Wikimedia can freely choose who it will distribute its
> licensed content to.


There is nothing that
> mandates Wikimedia to distribute its contents to everyone for every reason
> for no price.

Well, the mission statement does say that "The Foundation will make and keep
the educational content from its projects available on the Internet free of
charge, in perpetuity."  Doesn't explicitly say "everyone, for every
reason", but I would think that's the spirit of the statement.

Those using excessive bandwidth or other resources obviously need to be
throttled, of course.


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