[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 18:49:40 UTC 2009

2009/1/22 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> That's evidently not true. Many people in this debate have said that
> giving all names encumbers re-use of the work when such lists get very
> long, so they are not 'fine' with listing all names, because they
> recognize that there is an additional good (ease of re-use) that needs
> to be served.

Not really. Remember that "reasonable to the medium or means"
statement? Any means that resulted in serious encumberment would be
unlikely to be considered reasonable. Compared the issues caused by
copyright notices it's a pretty minor problem.

> It's true that this is not the case for a large number
> of articles, but it's often the case for the most interesting ones.
> The proposed attribution language - to state names when there are
> fewer than six - is precisely written as a compromise.



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