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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 00:41:26 UTC 2009

2009/1/10 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> 2009/1/8 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>:
>> We discussing a move to CC-****BY****-SA, attribution is still
>> required. I'm not an expert on the attribution requirements of
>> CC-BY-SA (I've just read them, but it isn't entirely clear to me
>> whether Original Author is, in the context of a wiki, just the latest
>> editor or all editors),
> My reading of the Attribution requirements per CC-BY-SA (4.c) in the
> context of a wiki is as follows:
> * every substantial edit is a copyrighted creative work;
> * every such edit must be, per the terms of the license and the terms
> of use of the wiki, made available under CC-BY-SA;
> * per the terms of that license, if the edit is originally created for
> the wiki, the person submitting it is its "Original Author" (while the
> combined work is an Adaptation per CC-BY-SA).
> A wiki page would therefore have multiple "Original Authors" per

I disagree, I don't think each edit is a work but rather each revision
is a work, derived from the revision before. The question is then who
is the Original Author of the latest revision, is it just the person
that made the last edit or is it everyone before (ie. are authors of a
work automatically authors of a work derived from it)?

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