[MediaWiki-l] StackExchange drama over proposed MIT/SE crayon license

Tyler Romeo tylerromeo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 18:58:53 UTC 2015


Primarily meant their migration from a copyleft to a permissive license, as summarized in the top answer. Although the second top answer also brings up a separate interesting argument concerning the optional attribution requirement.

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From: Greg Grossmeier <greg at wikimedia.org>
Reply: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Date: December 21, 2015 at 12:04:42
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject:  Re: [MediaWiki-l] StackExchange drama over proposed MIT/SE crayon license  

Why? Creative Commons licenses aren't for source code, as CC itself says :).

SE using CC for code has been annoying me for ages.

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On Dec 21, 2015 10:52 AM, "Tyler Romeo" <tylerromeo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I find this very disappointing indeed, and I hope the StackExchange staff
> take the community feedback seriously and decide to not implement this
> change.
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> https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/271080/the-mit-license-clarity-on-using-code-on-stack-overflow-and-stack-exchange/271106
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> There are comments from a MediaWiki developer too:
> https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/271112/
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> https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/271080/the-mit-license-clarity-on-using-code-on-stack-overflow-and-stack-exchange/271106?noredirect=1#comment878847_271085
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