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

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 16:57:39 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:37 AM, Nikola Smolenski <smolensk at eunet.yu> wrote:

> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> > That is a bit simplistic. It takes a huge effort to create dumps. The
> dump
> > of the English language Wikipedia is even notoriously difficult to
> create.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_of_the_brow
> Huge effort is not copyrightable.
I haven't seen anyone trying to lay claim to a copyright
on the dumps. I would venture to say that it's merely a
transformative work, as it doesn't do anything but
collect them in a machine-readable format. The various
dumps are designed to organize the information, not
change them in any way.


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