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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu May 28 05:38:11 UTC 2009

effe iets anders wrote:
> Which makes me wonder how a judge would rule on this btw. Because if
> the GFDL and CCBYSA are enough similar before the deadline to
> interchange, why wouldn't they be afterwards? Except for that line in
> the GFDL version, I don't see legal reasoning behind that... So just
> wondering how that would work out if someone boldly made the move
> /after/ the deadline and someone would bring it to a legal case. Is
> there any precendence on this is the US?

I doubt it.  I think there is very little precedent anywhere about the 
legal effect of these licences.  Before a judge renders a decision the 
case has to get into court in the first place, and I find it difficult 
to imagine who would have the standing to start such a case.


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