[Foundation-l] Third-party GFDL text irrevocably incompatible with Wikipedia as of August 1

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed May 27 11:38:45 UTC 2009

2009/5/27 Newyorkbrad (Wikipedia) <newyorkbrad at gmail.com>:
> Thanks for circulating this.
> Not to create a self-fulfilling prophecy here, but I suspect that 90%
> or more of those affected by this issue will not care or will not
> understand the urgency, and they will not do anything, either on their
> own sites or on-wiki. What are the practical implications of this if
> nothing happens and little attention is paid by anyone?

The only situation where there is going to be a problem is moving
content from a wiki that doesn't convert to a Wikimedia wiki. Going
the other way will be fine in most cases, most Wikimedia content will
be dual licensed. If every Wikimedian that takes content off other
wikis (how many of those are there?) goes to those wikis and
recommends they convert, then we should be ok.

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