[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language
thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 14:47:28 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".
>> > 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
So it does say it... you are contradicting yourself. What did it say
before March 2007? If it just said "GFDL" (which I think is likely),
then that implicitly means "or later" (the license text makes that
> 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.
Obviously when reusing it you need to reuse it under a license that
was published in the past, that's what is meant by the use of the past
tense and I think that is perfectly clear to any reasonable person. We
know CC-BY-SA isn't an FSF license, the FSF have released a new
version of GFDL allowing relicensing under CC-BY-SA (as you well
know), so what are you claiming, that the "or later" part is invalid
or that a license which allows relicensing under a different license
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