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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Thu May 28 19:00:44 UTC 2009

> 2009/5/28 David Goodman <dgoodmanny at gmail.com>:
>> The solution, as with international affairs, is tolerance. In this
>> case, the practical aceptance of all free licenses as equivalent,
>> regardless of lthe licensing zealots. Free culture arose to permit
>> reuse, and should continue that way. We should  simply have told the
>> FSF:  At least when dealign with text, we regard all CC-BY licenses as
>> compatible with each other and with GFDL, and therefore there's
>> nothing that needs to be negotiated. Anyone who wants to use our
>> content under any such license is welcome, and we will treat yours
>> similarly, under the presumption that any court would regard the
>> differences as insignificant.
> Do you have any legal basis for that presumption?

Common sense, but depending on a federal court to consistently apply
common sense is foolish. When they do it, it is to accommodate powerful
political interests.


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