Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wikipedia License Hacking

Charles Miller:

Most invocations of GNU/FSF licenses (including Wikipedia’s) permit distribution under any later version of the given license, so…The Wikimedia Foundation prevailed upon the Free Software Foundation to release a new version of the FDL specifically giving Wikipedia (and wikipedia-like “Massive Multiauthor Collaboration Sites”) a time-limited option to switch to the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

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