[Foundation-l] Copies of Wikipedia's articles found on Knol

Bryan Tong Minh bryan.tongminh at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 14:13:43 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Mike Godwin <mgodwin at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> 2) With regard to CC-NC:
> That content flatly can't be added to Wikipedia, which expressly
> allows commercial reuse and derivative use.  And, with regard to
> importing to Knol,  how could you add the NC requirement without being
> the original licensor? Indeed, how could you add it at all if you've
> already granted, in effect, a commercial license by contributing the
> content to Wikipedia?

Of course assuming that the content on Wikipedia and Knol is exactly
the same or with uncopyrightable changes. When you create a true
derivative work you are as far as I am aware to license that work as
BY-NC if the original work is CC-BY.


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