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

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Wed May 27 12:16:57 UTC 2009

as long as they convert /before/ the deadline...


2009/5/27 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton op gmail.com>:
> 2009/5/27 Newyorkbrad (Wikipedia) <newyorkbrad op 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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