[Foundation-l] GFDL and Relicensing

Robert Rohde rarohde at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:33:16 UTC 2007

On Nov 22, 2007 1:14 AM, Dmcdevit <dmcdevit at cox.net> wrote:

> David Gerard wrote:
> > Yes. There's no plans to do this other than using the "or later" clause.
> >
> > And if you (you, Robert) didn't mean "or later" as well ... what did
> > you think you were doing  when you clicked "submit"?
> >
> >
> Incidentally, the "Version 1.2 or any later version" wording on the edit
> window is an exclusively English Wikipedia phenomenon, but does not
> appear elsewhere that I am aware. Click edit at Wiktionary and you'll
> notice that you are only agreeing to release it under the GFDL. Even the
> wording on enwp only dates from March
> <
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Edittools&diff=114707455&oldid=113156147
> >.
> Hopefully there is more to the argument than the "clicking submit"
> point, considering that the "or later" clause tends to be buried in some
> project-space "Copyright" page.
> FYI, if you don't specify a version number, then the current GFDL says
that reusers are free to rely on any version of the GFDL ever officially
published (past or future) when reusing your content.

-Robert Rohde

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