[Foundation-l] Licensing resolution

Michael Snow wikipedia at verizon.net
Thu May 21 17:25:47 UTC 2009

In light of the vote results announced regarding the proposed licensing 
update, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has unanimously 
passed the following resolution:

Resolved that:

Whereas the Wikimedia community, in a project-wide vote, has expressed 
very strong support for changing the licensing terms of Wikimedia sites, 
and whereas the Board of Trustees has previously adopted a license 
update resolution requesting that such a change be made possible, the 
Board hereby declares its intent to implement these changes. 
Accordingly, the Wikimedia Foundation exercises its option under Version 
1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License to relicense the Wikimedia 
sites as Massive Multiauthor Collaborations under the Creative Commons 
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license, effective June 15, 2009. The Board 
of Trustees hereby instructs the Executive Director to have all 
Wikimedia licensing terms updated and terms of use implemented 
consistent with the proposal at 

--Michael Snow

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