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

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 22:18:15 UTC 2009

2009/1/11 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>:
> I don't understand, which terms don't appear and how is that relevant?
> CC-BY-SA allows authors to specify how they wish to be attributed, so
> we can (at least try to) choose a way that ought to be acceptable to
> people that have accepted the GFDL.

They can specify but that means nothing. The CC-BY-SA 3.0 actually says:

provide, reasonable to the medium or means You are utilizing: (i) the
name of the Original Author (or pseudonym, if applicable) if supplied

For clarity the license opening defines the original author to be the
individual or individuals who created the thing.

The critical term is "reasonable to the medium or means" for mediawiki
our current method of crediting is probably reasonable to the medium
or means. For other applications different forms of crediting are
required. Any 5 author stuff is completely irrelevant.


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