[Foundation-l] Re-licensing

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 20:56:10 UTC 2009

2009/1/22 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> This is a constructive and useful proposal, thank you.
> I agree with Milos when he states in another thread that we need to
> think further about a solution that is satisfactory to a greater
> number of people, at least when it comes to standardizing attribution
> requirements with effective application to all past edits ever made.
> (At minimum, I would like some more data to inform our decisions.) I
> also believe that the Wikimedia Foundation can responsibly and
> reasonably determine what attribution model it wants to apply going
> forward.

So what exactly is the problem with requiring credit "reasonable to
the medium or means"?

> For example, if WMF decides that a guaranteed by-name attribution is
> not reasonable, scalable, and detrimental to the goals of WMF, it can
> responsibly tell people that.

It can however it would generally be expected that it provides a
reason. A reason that is logically consistent with observed reality
would probably be preferable.


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