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

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Fri Jul 25 18:26:03 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net> wrote:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
>>> It's been pointed out on another list that there is a clause somewhere
>>> that says you give Google a load of rights allowing them to relicense
>>> your content as they please. So it's not quite as free and open as we
>>> might like.
>> That sounds like an additional freedom (to Google), rather than a
>> restriction. Just because Google can license it under something else
>> doesn't mean we can't continue to use it under the original license.
> Technically it's not a restriction, right, rather it's a caution about
> being aware of what kinds of control you surrender when entering into
> such an arrangement.
No more than the rights you surrender when licensing your work under
CC-BY (especially in states where attribution is a right that can't be

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