[Foundation-l] Licensing update roll-out

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 17:13:58 UTC 2009

2009/6/18 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> 2009/6/18 Walter Vermeir <walter at wikipedia.be>:
>> When I look at the updated en.wikipedia.org and [[meta:Licensing
>> update/Implementation]] page I see that site footer only states that the
>> text is licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike
>> License".
>> No mention anymore of the good old GNU/FDL.
>> Yes, there is the phrase;
>> "additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details."
> The GNU FDL does not apply to pages that import CC-BY-SA only content.
> We now already have a few examples of that with content imported from
> Citizendium. Because the GFDL is only of interest to a minority of
> re-users, and because it doesn't apply to all pages, and because
> re-users have to verify that it _actually_ applies on a per-page
> basis, I think it's completely appropriate to refer to the terms of
> use here rather than bloating up the site footer. People have to read
> the terms anyway to understand what's going on.

That seems reasonable to me, but I would say "alternative terms"
rather than "additional terms". Additional terms suggests you have to
follow them in addition to the CC ones, which isn't the case.

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