[Foundation-l] GFDL and relicensing

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 22:46:09 UTC 2007

Anthony wrote:
>> And as far as I know, the article-only dumps
>> do comply with the GFDL, is there a specific part you think is being
>> violated?
> The current version article only dumps.  Do they contain the GFDL?  Do
> they have a compliant section entitled history?  Do they even list all
> the authors, anywhere?

I expect them to be. You can provide a GPL program in a binary only 
form, *if you make available the source code by the same way*. So if i 
can download history dumps and article dumps, and choose the dump 
without the history, it's not WMF's fault.
The problem would arise because history dumps fail very often for large 
About containing the GFDL, the en: dump will have the GFDL at 
[[Wikipedia:Text_of_the_GNU_Free_Documentation_License]], which is also 
interesting because the GFDL text itself is not under the GFDL.

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