[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 19:28:34 UTC 2007

On 21/11/2007, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for that. So WMF has required contributors to release it *now*
> under any applicable GFDL license, rather than just getting permission
> to release it under a later license if they choose. That makes more
> sense, now I think about it.

Indeed. If someone objected to the later relicensing, their comeback
would be to sue for copyright violation. And the defender could say
"well, you licensed it under 'GFDL 1.2 or later' - if you didn't mean
'or later' when you clicked 'submit', why did you click it?"

- d.

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