[Foundation-l] Citizendium lizense

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 12:51:01 UTC 2007

On 22/11/2007, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, that certainly seems to be their intention. It's going to really
> complicate matters though. GFDL being viral means that any article
> containing a single sentence from a GFDL article (give or take fair
> use, I guess) must be entirely under GFDL, so if they start moving
> articles around and merging them, they're going to end up with a large
> portion of the site under GFDL.

Individual sentence formations may or may not be of enforceable
copyright, and in any case English sentences are readily shuffled
about. The GFDL isn't so viral that someone bringing a copyright case
could readily claim violation of text that wasn't in the text being
sued over. (YMMV etc.)

- d.

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