[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Mon Mar 16 14:33:37 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/3/16 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> > I've never pressed "submit" on a button which read "GFDL 1.2 or later".
>  Try
> > again.
> The edit page has said "or later" as long as I can remember. Are you
> claiming that it didn't used to? What did it used to say and when?

It still doesn't.  There is a place where it says "Version 1.2 or any later
version published by the Free Software Foundation", which was added in March
2007.  But CC-by-sa is not published by the FSF, and the word "published",
according to Wiktionary, is in the past tense (and I have not clicked submit
since Version 1.3 was released).  So that argument fails in many ways,
before even getting to the problems with GFDL 1.3 itself.

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