[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

Michael Snow wikipedia at verizon.net
Thu Jan 22 22:46:24 UTC 2009

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/1/22 Mike Godwin <mgodwin at wikimedia.org>:
>> Chad writes:
>>> I'm not the one to decide, nor do I have particularly strong feelings
>>> about one method of attribution or another. Just thought I'd lay the
>>> blame for this mess where it belongs: a vaguely worded license
>>> with highly debatable terms.
>> Without defending the particulars of CC's phrasing, which I think has
>> its problems but which I also think is better than you allow for here,
>> I'll offer my opinion that a license a license without any vagueness
>> or debatable terms is such a rarity that I don't think I've ever seen
>> one.
> It it did exist, it would be several volumes long.
Not at all, length just introduces more room for ambiguity.

--Michael Snow

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