[Foundation-l] getting Wikipedia to the 5.2 billion people who can't access it

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun May 31 19:15:14 UTC 2009

Wave DOES have a license and it is neither BSD nor GPL. It is however very
much open source. You can create a GPL licensed implementation of Wave but
that would not be acceptable as production code that is to be used in
association with proposed changes to the protocol.

NB you may check out the WMF wiki because imho you do not get it.

2009/5/31 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>

> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> > Wave might replace parts of MediaWiki but it would not replace
> Wikipedia...
> > To appreciate this, you have to realise what it is the WMF stands for..
> It stands for the Wikimedia Foundation.
> It is content first and foremost.
> No, it's a board of directors, and a staff, and a bunch of servers - none
> of
> which are really required and all of which can and should be replaced.
> If you want to say that whatever it is that replaces Wikipedia *is*
> Wikipedia, fine, though you might have some trademark issues until the WMF
> actually dissolves.
> > MediaWiki is our current software. It is
> > great software and it has great functionality. When the Wave software is
> > able to replace aspects of MediaWiki, you will find that it is possible
> to
> > integrate it into MediaWiki.
> But MediaWiki is not a distributed platform.  That's the problem.  It's too
> centralized, both technically and politically.
> If there is a problem, it is with MediaWiki. Given its license it cannot
> > contribute back to Wave.. Wave functionality can be incorporated in
> > MediaWiki because it does not have a viral license.
> Huh?  Wave does not have a license.  Parts of it will be proprietary, parts
> will be GPL, parts will be BSD, parts will be public domain.
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