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Tue Nov 27 09:44:25 UTC 2007

upgraded to a new version whch is more similar to CC-BY-SA

2007/12/5, Lilewyn <lilewyn at>:
> Silly question time. Just because a project, say, decides to migrate
> from one license type to another, how can the project forcefully reassign
> the older contributions under the new license? I'm familiar with the GFDL
> and CC-BY-SA, but suppose someone (who is a stick-in-the-mud true
> believer of the GFDL, for instance?) insists that their contributions are
> only licensed under the GFDL and not a similar but less restrictive CC
> license?
> What about all the contributors (aka copyright holders for Wikipedia's
> content)
> who either disagree with such a move, or those who simply never give
> consent
> to the changeover?
> I'm hoping I'm missing something.
> ~ Kylu
> >> As far as I can understand, the main problem we have with the GFDL is
> that
> >> you have to include the entire text of the license if you want to use
> >> something that is GFDL. Why not, in the next GFDL version, just
> remove the
> >> clause that says you have to include the entire license, and just say
> it's
> >> sufficient to state that the material is GFDL and credit the
> author(s) in
> >> the appropriate manner? Wouldn't that - for the everyday person -
> accomplish
> >> exactly the same as switching to CC-by-SA?
> >A bit of a follow-up to this question: If the FSF modifies the GFDL to
> >be compatible with CC-BY-SA, wouldn't that negate the need to migrate
> >from one to the other? If the two licenses were fully-compatible to
> >the point that migration was possible, wouldn't we already be getting
> >everything we want out of the GFDL anyway? If the GFDL is modified to
> >suit our needs as well as the CC-BY-SA does, why is there a need to
> >migrate?
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