[Foundation-l] Licenses, again

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 12:40:37 UTC 2008

Please read what you react to. What you expect today may not be true
tomorrow. Also this is about specific types of data; we discuss if it is
even valid to assume a copyright when there are strong arguments why you
cannot. The question is how much notion do you give to copyright and
therefore to licenses when copyright is not even applicable.

For some types of content, think about lexical, ontological information
these notions have not been properly considered by many people.


On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:02 AM, Mark Wagner <carnildo at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2/13/08, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Feb 13, 2008 9:25 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > There is talk of the GFDL being made compatible with CC-BY-SA. I would
> > > wait and see what comes of that before trying to change licenses, you
> > > may not need to.
> >
> > They're talking about changing to CC-BY, not CC-BY-SA (at least, if i
> > read that email correctly). GFDL will probably never be "compatible"
> > with CC-BY in the way they are talking about.
> CC-BY is one-way compatible with the GFDL: you can take CC-BY content
> and re-license it under the GFDL, but you can't go the other way.
> --
> Mark Wagner
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