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

Gabe Johnson gjzilla at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 17:02:04 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 7:30 AM, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> Multilicensing where authors select the license they wish is - in my opinion
> - a bad idea for a wiki. Wiki is designed with the purpose of allowing
> multiple contributors, and if you allow contributor A to say his stuff is
> -CC-NC and contributor B to say his stuff is CC-BY-SA, then you have - for a
> site like wikibooks - a book nobody will touch with a ten foot pole.
> Google's response will be, "we have no easy way to figure the license", not
> to be included in our list of reusable stuff... Gee you've loads of these,
> better not list the site at all."
> We've had one instance of this where a contributor insists he wishes his
> contributions released under PD. Other people have rewritten parts of his
> articles to bring it back under CC-BY, and many - like myself - will not
> touch articles he starts with his PD template on them. Multiple licenses can
> be grounds for a lack of cooperation between people with different
> philosophical outlooks.
> Brian McNeil
> -----Original Message-----
> From: foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
> [mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of teun spaans
> Sent: 21 November 2007 13:20
> To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Citizendium License (Was: [EWW]
> EditWikipediaWeek)
> You dont need a special date - you might even have a multilicense situation
> where the authors of each book select the public license under which they
> would like to publish their book. Book A might be under GFDL, while book B
> can be under CC-BY-SA, and book C could be under CC-NC. The main problem
> arises when authors would like to reuse material which has been published by
> someone else under another licnese.

If that author puts their stuff under the PD (standing for Public
Domain, I believe) then you can do anything with it that you wish.
Correct me if I'm wrong. ~~~~

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