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

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 12:34:08 UTC 2007

On 21/11/2007, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:

> 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.

Quite - even were you to try saying "all articles created after Date X
are License A, all articles created before are License B", you'd
immediately run into trouble with people wanting to merge or transfer
material across.

It really depends on how granular the projects are - how much each
page or group of pages stands on their own. It seems like this ought
to be workable for Wikibooks, to deem that this book is CC-BY and that
one GFDL...

...*but* even if it is theoretically practical, it's going to be a
hellishly big headache to administrate!

Licenses are really something that needs to be established on a
project-wide level, I fear.

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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