Re: License change?
2009-03-02 01:04:22 GMT
From my understanding, wmf wants to change the lices from gfdl to cc-by-(Continue reading)
sa-(3? not sure on version) which is quite different than cc-by (similar to the difference between GPL and BSD from my understanding). We also don't really have the ability to arbitrary change license (we could say something like from this day forward, everything is blah license, but thats messy). Anyways, i think our license is pretty good. Many people feel that modifying wikinews content without allowing redistribution is a perfectly good use of our content, which a change in license would disallow. -- - bawolff p.s. everything before sep 05 is PD, not GFDL. We currently have only a single gfdl article in all of wikinews (not counting help ns + images) On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Jon Davis <wiki <at> konsoletek.com> wrote: > I realize we all _love_ a conversation about changing licenses... but here I > go. > > The WMF has been disusing the change of WP from GFDL to CC-BY (since that is > now allowed for a short period of time). Since everything newer than Sept > 05 on en.wn is CC-BY-2.5 (and everything older than that is GFDL)... why > can't we "upgrade" all the old articles to CC-BY also? I realize we don't > "need" to do it, as the old articles are of little interest to most people, > but we have the opportunity... shouldn't we take it? >