[Foundation-l] The Wikimedia Foundation seems to want to repudiate Creative Commons 3.0 article 5, and make text contributors liable for every kind of complaint

Teofilo teofilowiki at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 13:13:42 UTC 2011

I want to say very clearly that without the provisions included under
Creative Commons 3.0 article 5, it will be very difficult for
volunteer contributors to consider working for a project that makes
them liable to all kinds of complaints. For that reason, the proposed
"Indemnity" clause of the proposed new terms of use is a tremendous
change. This sort of major change should be discussed in a very wide
consultation with the community, with a "sitenotice" announcement on
all projects, rather than making a surreptitious change as is being
proposed on Meta.

See also http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Terms_of_use#Terms_of_use.2316._Indemnity:_You_don.27t_mean_to_nullify_the_Creative_Commons_terms.2C_do_you_.3F

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