[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 16:05:56 UTC 2007

On 21/11/2007, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think the problem is quite as intractable as all that,
> although I will grant it is a tricky problem. In my (possibly
> misinformed) view, FSF is the custodian of the meaning and terms of
> the GFDL, which allows for migration to later versions of GFDL, which
> creates the possibility of an approved GFDL that is essentially an
> equivalent to an updated CC-BY-SA license.  FSF is currently in dialog
> with Creative Commons about harmonizing GFDL with CC-BY-SA.

True indeed - we have the ability to gradually alter the license by
encouraging the maintainers to do so, and we have the clout to make
that a practical option :-)

But this only goes so far - we can, in effect, clarify the license but
we can't change it, we can't make sweeping changes.

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

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