[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 14:37:41 UTC 2009

2009/3/16 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> 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.

Your paragraph is hopelessly tangled. Which of the following are you claiming:

(a) your edits were not released under GFDL 1.2 or later?
(b) that edits (in general) released under GFDL 1.2 or later would not
be usable under GFDL 1.3?
(c) that edits released under GFDL 1.3 could not be moved to CC by-sa 3.0?

- d.

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