[Foundation-l] Licensing resolution

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Sat May 23 09:00:33 UTC 2009

2009/5/23 David Gerard <dgerard op gmail.com>

> 2009/5/23 Mike.lifeguard <mikelifeguard op fastmail.fm>:
> > I have been keeping an eye on what content got imported on English
> > Wikibooks. If there has been anything imported from offsite GFDL-only
> > sources I'm not aware of it. To be honest though, that's not saying much
> > - we often have contributors bring us whole books they wrote elsewhere -
> > but that's not a violation since they'd be the copyright holder and can
> > relicense it however they want. I doubt there are any similar cases
> > which do violate the terms, but I'd love some help checking that.
> What are licensing requirements for Wikibooks and Wikisource? Did they
> require GFDL or would any free license do, as is the case for Commons?

depends on the language you're talking about :)

> (I would have thought a freer choice of licenses would have been
> feasible, since works are likely to stay separate. I'd have
> particularly thought this the case for Wikisource.)
> - d.
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