[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 22:12:36 UTC 2009

2009/3/11 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> 2009/3/11 geni <geniice at gmail.com>:
>>> Why? The language doesn't require you to include a full list of
>>> authors. Only if you want your copy to be a "link-creditable" copy,
>>> you would need to do so.
>> Is provideing credit reasonable to the medium or means an additional
>> requirement?
> No; the attribution terms merely describe what the license means in
> the context of the specific collaborative work that it's applied to.

So you wouldn't have to make a note when you imported wikipedia
material even though it couldn't be under the TOS you described.

>>> That's true for any approach that utilizes hyperlinks; there are
>>> probably technical strategies we can use to mitigate it.
>> Nope. Not as long as the deletion button continues to exist.
> We already make deletion logs visible to everyone; is there any reason
> why we shouldn't do the same with contribution histories other than
> the occasional case where they include information that shouldn't be
> publicly viewable?

Other than? Don't you remember what happened last time we tried it?


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