[Foundation-l] Google knol launches with CC BY default

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Jul 24 05:12:54 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 11:09 PM, shi zhao <shizhao at gmail.com> wrote:
> Google Knol  is live. It launches with CC BY default.
> Mike Linksvayer say, s prior to its launch Knol was often speculatively
> compared to Wikipedia, it should be noted that the default Knol license (CC
> BY) could permit using Knol content in Wikipedia (with attribution of
> course), but knols under more restrictive options could not be incorporated
> into Wikipedia.

Why can't you just pick "all rights reserved" and then add a GFDL
license notice?  The phrase "all rights reserved" doesn't preclude
releasing a work under a license.  In fact, nowadays the phrase is
pretty much legally meaningless.

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