[Foundation-l] Re-licensing

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Jan 22 19:59:59 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 2:54 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/1/22 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> > What about the GFDL 1.2 is so bad that it is unusable?  Clean up the
> history
> > tracking, add five names next to each article title, add a copyright
> > statement at the bottom of each article, turn on the "real name"
> preference,
> > and it seems like you could bring Wikipedia into compliance.  You might
> have
> > to forego dreams of a print edition, but frankly that doesn't seem very
> > effective anyway.  You could probably build a hand powered e-reader for
> less
> > than the cost of printing all of Wikipedia - if not today than in the not
> > too distant future.
> Wikipedia is in compliance with the GFDL.

So why can't a fork be in compliance with the GFDL?  You said that "The GFDL
1.2 license is so bad that any fork would still be looking to use CC just in
a slightly more legal way."  What do you mean by this?

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