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

Marco Chiesa chiesa.marco at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 12:27:40 UTC 2007

Brian McNeil ha scritto:
> The license change that was carried out to take Wikinews to CC-BY-2.5 was
> only possible because we aren't continually updating articles. Articles are
> published on Wikinews and become fixed shortly thereafter. In a case like
> that you can have a cut-off and changeover, which we did.
> Were you, for example, to want to go that way with Wikibooks you'd need to
> say, okay cut-off is <date-A>, and every book started before that gets a
> template added saying it was started before <date-A>, thus remains under the
> I can't see any way to do that on Wikipedia where virtually every article is
> treated as a work in progress.
> Brian McNeil
What about importing policy pages from, say, Wikipedia? Does Wikinews 
rewrite them from scratch or license them under GFDL? They're also 
licensed under GFDL in the other projects. By the way, this was a real 
discussion I had on IRC with some Wikinewsie, I'd say we shouldn't 
bother too much but what if some author of a policy page on Wikipedia 
complains that Wikinews violated his/her copyright by importing the 
policy page and licensing it with something different from GFDL?


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