[Foundation-l] GFDL-only + OTRS

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 17:49:25 UTC 2009

The conditions have changed and consequently it should be clear that what we
did in the past has a reduced relevance for what we do in the future. When
material is not usable for our projects it has no place on Commons. One of
the reasons why I feel so strong about it are the people who promised to be
nasty about "their" material that should not become available under a
Creative Commons licens and who deny the option of interoperability.

Either this material can be used or it has no place on Commons.

2009/6/28 Petr Kadlec <petr.kadlec at gmail.com>

> 2009/6/27 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > It is not obvious because a viral license assumes that all other content
> > will be contiminated with the same license. Hence when GFDL only is
> > incompatlible with our projects this material cannot be used in our
> > projects. This defeats the objective of Commons.
> Mere being on the same server (i.e. on Commons) does not trigger the
> virality of the license. And since we have been combining GFDL text
> with CC-BY-SA-only pictures (et al.) in our projects for many years, I
> don’t think we should now hardly switch to strong-copyleft beliefs and
> ban all GFDL.
> > This should be obvious and hence it does follow that it is correct to
> > indicate that GFDL only material is not suitable.
> GFDL is a free culture license, copyleft (license virality) is a
> completely acceptable condition for Commons.
> -- [[cs:User:Mormegil | Petr Kadlec]]
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