[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Wed Nov 21 17:50:47 UTC 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 6:48 PM, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
> <devil's advocate> What if the FSF decided that the next version of
> the GFDL stipulates "As of now, all works under the GFDL are sole
> propriety of the FSF"? What would be the recourse of the authors who
> have agreed to "any later versions"?</devil's advocate>

The existing content would still be available under the old terms,
_and_ under the new ones. So, effectively, new licenses can take away
restrictions, but can only add them with limited effectiveness (the
effectiveness would be derived from projects like Wikipedia adopting
the new version).

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