[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

Mike Godwin mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Thu Jan 22 23:05:06 UTC 2009

geni writes:

> In any case vagueness has it's uses since any attempt to try and
> define everything will tend to  result in the license either failing
> or behaving in a very unhelpful manner under certain conditions.

I like to think Kurt Gödel had some important observations in this  

One of the things I see as a lawyer and as a student in philosophy is  
the attempt in the GFDL to cover every possible use case with  
specificity -- this effort is not wholly incomparable to the effort to  
explain all of mathematics in terms of logic and set theory.


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