[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 15:56:19 UTC 2009

David Gerard wrote:
> 2009/1/24 The Cunctator <cunctator at gmail.com>:
>> I'm not sure why we're so stressed out about getting things exactly legally
>> right, since once edit histories for anything created before 2002 / late
>> 2001 were wiped out, any of those articles don't have an accurate author
>> list.
> If you take out the subthreads of Anthony trolling and being fed with
> responses, you'll see there's much less to this thread than it seems
> at first glance.
> - d.

I think you are precisely inaccurate on this point. Quite the
contrary. I seriously feel that the part where Anthony is
taking on all comers, is masking the fact that there is a
serious shift underway in the way WMF is operating.

WMF used to really be a (choose a heavy-weight designation) pound
gorilla in the GFDL users pool.

When we transition to the Creative Commons universe, we will
never again regain that status, and a combative stance will
do us no favors.

So at the very minimum, it would well serve us to know what the
established standards are within CC-BY-SA, in particular focusing
on the "BY" part.

Yours faithfully,

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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