[Foundation-l] New wiki creation moratorium

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 16:39:52 UTC 2008

On 15/04/2008, Simetrical <Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >  "require" seems unlikely. What difference is there between a project
>  >  created today and one created a year ago from a legal standpoint? Do
>  >  you mean to say it's more convenient to wait?
> I vaguely recall something I'd heard in the past, either from a draft
>  of the FDL 1.3 or a rumor or something.  There was to be a new clause
>  that went something like this:
>  "If the covered work was created principally by public collaboration
>  on a website editable by anyone, which was created before the date
>  June 25, 2005 [pulling that date out of nowhere], the licensee may
>  choose to use the work under the terms of the GNU Wiki License instead
>  of this license."

If that's the case, common sense would dictate you set the date to be
the date you publish the license, not some arbitrary date potentially
months before users even have a chance to consider switching.

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