[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Nov 22 20:15:40 UTC 2007

Mike Godwin wrote:
> ... but I think as a practical matter this is not a problem, because  
> you'd have to find a copyright-holding Wikipedian in Germany who (a)  
> doesn't want to relicense, and (b) would prefer to spend money on  
> litigation rather than simply withdraw his or her contributions (from  
> Wikipedia, not from any other venue that is using the content  
> consistent with older GFDL versions) .  And even if you could find  
> someone for whom both (a) and (b) are true, the fact that WMF would  
> likely withdraw the contributions anyway if litigation were even  
> hinted at would go a long way towards building a legal defense for WMF  
> in such a case.
Mike, you may have noticed that this list includes some people who would 
treat the most improbable of circumstances as though they were everyday 
occurrences. :-)


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