[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Marco Chiesa chiesa.marco at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 18:21:10 UTC 2007

David Gerard ha scritto:
> On 21/11/2007, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler a 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.
Well, I've seen someone licensing media on commons with a double licence 
GFDL + cc-by-sa-nc. The only reason I can see is exploiting the GFDL 
clause of including the license in the copies, which in many cases is 
simply unpractical, particularly for an image. I can envisage these 
contributors will have a reason to complain if the GFDL becomes less 


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