[Foundation-l] GFDL Q&A update and question

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Jan 8 23:36:45 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Mike Godwin <mgodwin at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>  Anthony writes:
>> > Which part is unclear?  The dumps contain my copyrighted work.  You
>> > have no
>> > license to distribute them (you might have once had a license under
>> > the
>> > GFDL, but I explicitly and permanently terminated those rights over
>> > 30 days
>> > ago in an email to you).
>> It was unclear to me that you believe you have the right to revoke the
>> GFDL license you freely granted under copyright law.  I'm unclear as
>> to what legal theory could be relied upon to revoke a free license.
> I'm surprised you never learned that, but fortunately it's irrelevant.
> Just reread section 9 of the GFDL.  I find it rather astounding that you
> don't know what it says.

Especially since it was one of the major changes (probably the second
biggest) to GFDL 1.3.  Seriously, how could you not be familiar with that

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