[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 18:05:25 UTC 2007

On 21/11/2007, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Let's further imagine that the majority of Wikipedia contributors
> likes this approach and Wikipedia adopts the new GFDL version.
> Wouldn't this mean that the contributions of prior contributors would
> then also be available under these new, similar-to-PD terms and, if
> yes, wouldn't this possibly violate the spirit of the contributor's
> decision (viz. to submit them under GFDL terms and not anything less
> restrictive?)

Yes, if one of them takes it to a court that has jurisdiction and
wins. Until then, no.

- d.

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