[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Mike Godwin mnemonic at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 03:33:52 UTC 2007

geni writes:

>>  One may
>> reasonably assume that oldtimers who want their stuff removed would
>> help us comply in removing it.
> How can they help? Giving someone who rejects the licensing terms of
> wikipedia admin powers is not a good idea (currently it pretty much
> results in a block on sight).

I certainly didn't propose any such thing. One can help without having  
admin powers.

> There are significant differences between wikipedia and other groups.
> Other groups have fewer angry former members

What?  You've never heard of the Catholic Church?  (Or, for that  
matter, the Church of Scientology!)

> This has nothing to do with allowing opt outs. Suppose someone who
> made some changes to the George W. Bush article back in 2005 decided
> to opt out? that would require the deletion of 2 years of derivatives.

There's no particular reason to believe this is so.  Not all  
subsequent edits would necessarily follow from the material that was  



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