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

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Mon Jan 12 21:14:47 UTC 2009

2009/1/12 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> It most certainly is a requirement of the GFDL (not sure what your
> weasel-word of "direct" is supposed to mean).

The GFDL requires crediting principal authors, and it requires change
tracking. Given the obvious intent of the principal authors clause to
limit inflating bylines, and given the way these clauses have always
been interpreted, specified and implemented, you really have no case
that simplifying the change tracking requirements through CC-BY-SA
constitutes an unreasonable change.
Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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