Open Source Content License (OSCL) - Other/Miscellaneous licenses
bruce at perens.com
Wed Apr 2 02:53:10 UTC 2008
Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Thing is, Wikimedia doesn't own the Wikipedia content either. I
> agreed to license my contributions to Wikipedia under the GFDL, not
> CC. So unless a future version of the GFDL itself specifies CC, that
> transition is not going to happen.
Many people think it is impossible for big projects to relicense because
they would have to contact each and every copyright holder. But there
are a number of ways around that.
In the case of the Wikipedia, the FSF generated a later version of the
GFDL especially for them, and the Wikipedia switched the existing
content to use that later version of the license, which is compatible
with the Creative Commons license that they are using for new work.
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