[Foundation-l] Citizendium License (Was: [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week)

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 06:30:44 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 5:08 PM, luke brandt <shojokid at gmail.com> wrote:
> CZ have always promised to be _open content_ and [[open content]] can be
> -NC. At least WP says it can.

That's as a result of the distinction between free content and open content.

> As a non-profit project isn't Wikipedia
> free to use NC if it wishes, though re-users would have to be warned.

No, that's not possible. Derivatives of a GFDL work must also be
licenced under the GFDL, and even if you consider wiki articles to be
aggregate works, aggregate works incorporating GFDL works cannot be
licenced under any licence that is more restrictive than the GFDL.

Note that the issue of Citizendium purporting to decide under what
licence its contributors' contributions are published, and whether
that's even legally possible, is a kettle of fish on its own.

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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