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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Thu May 28 18:44:39 UTC 2009

2009/5/28 Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>:
> Samuel Klein wrote:
>>> As much as anything else it is the short time frame that will look
>>> pushy.  Wikipedia went through a lot of debate *before* the switch, and
>> The timeframe is a problem, absolutely.
> If we were so fortunate as to have that as the only problem, there would
> be nothing to prevent the WMF Board from simply extending the deadline.

The WMF didn't set the deadline, the FSF did.

>>> the internal debates of others should not matter less.  As I understand
>>> what is being said they will still be able to import from WMF projects;
>> For a limited time - until some bit of cc-sa material is incorporated
>> into a given article.  In a matter of months or years they will no
>> longer be able to import text from the latest pages; they won't be
>> able to choose then to relicense, because it will no longer be
>> possible under GFDL 1.3.
> Who is going to stop them?  Take this too far and it could drift into
> the realm of anti-trust legislation.

Anti-trust? What does this have to do with anti-trust?

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