[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Wed Nov 21 20:21:48 UTC 2007

David Gerard wrote:
> On 21/11/2007, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As David Gerard puts it though, it's all small talk until someone goes
>> to court and wins. Interesting nonetheless.
> Many people have said about FSF licenses "oh no you just can't do that
> in Germany/France/wherever". How is the case law? I know the GPL's
> worked just fine for its intended purpose in Germany, for example.

One of the reasons to be deeply concerned about the GFDL is precisely 
that it is not "ported" to multiple jurisdictions in the way that CC 
licenses are.  (Indeed, it is not even officially translated.)


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