[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 03:18:56 UTC 2009

My view is that any restriction of distribution that is not absolutely
and unquestionably legally  necessary is a violation of the moral
rights of the contributors. We contributed to a free encyclopedia, in
the sense that the material could be used freely--and widely. We all
explicitly agreed there could be commercial use, and most of us did
not particularly concern ourselves with how other commercial or
noncommercial sites would use or license the material, as long as what
we put on Wikipedia could be used by anyone.

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 2009/1/24 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>: >
> My point of view is that the proposed license update is a violation of the
> moral rights of the contributors.  If Mike is going to deny that moral
> rights exist in the first place, then I feel the need to explain that they
> do.
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David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

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