[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Geoffrey Plourde geo.plrd at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 16 15:25:08 UTC 2009

You are wrong my friend. When you hit that little button, you agreed to license your contributions under 1.2 or any later version. Therefore if the Foundation moves to 1.3, the license transfers. As 1.3 is a dual license, its dual licensed. 

From: Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:33:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

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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