WMF har kanske hittat en lösning för att byta licens

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WMF har kanske hittat en lösning för att byta licens

Joakim Larsson
Jepp. Se nedan. Jag är mycket glad.

Vidarebefordrat brev:

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> === Policy ===
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> Most projects of the Wikimedia family, like Wikipedia, Wikibooks,
> Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikispecies and Wikiversity, are using the GNU
> Free Documentation License.
>
> The GNU Free Documentation License was originally chosen because that
> was the available license when the first project, Wikipedia, started.
> The GNU FDL is not the most practical licence to use mainly because it
> is not designed for what the WMF projects are using it for.
>
> An alternative for the GNU Free Documentation License are the Creative
> Commons licenses. Currently the GNU FDL is not compatible with the the
> Creative Commons licenses.
>
> The WMF published a resolution declaring that to make them compatible
> the Wikimedia Foundation has been working with the Free Software
> Foundation and Creative Commons on a solution. The have come to
> proposal that would make it possible for the WMF project to migrate to
> the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) licence.
>
> The resolution states;
>
> "The Foundation requests that the GNU Free Documentation License be
> modified in the fashion proposed by the FSF to allow migration by mass
> collaborative projects to the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license;
>
> Upon the announcement of that re-licensing, the Foundation will
> initiate a process of community discussion and voting before making a
> final decision on re-licensing."
>
> So the WMF is asking formally to change the GNU FDL to make a
> migration possible and after that there will be a discussion and a
> vote about it.
>
> If the projects would migrate to the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license
> then that means that you are free to share it and to change the work
> but you need to give credit to the makers of the work and share the
> work under the same or compatible license.
>
> The reason to change to license is that a main objective of the
> projects is to create content that can be reused freely by others. The
> Creative Commons license would make that more easy to do then the
> current GNU Free Documentation License
>
> Jimmy Wales made the announcement of the (possible) move to the
> Creative Commons license on a iCommons party in San Francisco.  In his
> speech Jimmy said;
>
> "What I’m happy to announce tonight is that just yesterday the
> Wikimedia Foundation board voted to approve a deal between the FSF and
> CC and Wikimedia. We’re going to change the GFDL in such a way that
> Wikipedia will be able to become licensed under the Creative Commons
> Attribution-Share Alike license.
>
> So this is not as some people speculated on facebook my 58 birthday
> party … this is the party to celebrate the liberation of Wikipedia."
>
> This transcript comes from a blogposting with the title "Breaking
> news: Wikipedia switches to Creative Commons!".
>
> This not exactly correct. The WMF is on the track of switching but
> first the GNU FDL needs to changed officially and the by the board
> announced discussions and community vote needs to be taking place.
>
> So the actual move can still be a wile, like single user login or
> flagged revisions, if it ever comes.
>
> Discussion about this has started on Foundation-l.
>
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:License_update  -- the
> resolution
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation/22428 --
> Foundation-l discussion
> http://blog.jamendo.com/index.php/2007/12/01/breaking-news- 
> wikipedia-switches-to-creative-commons/ -- speech Jimmy +
> transcript
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Joakim Larsson, vice chair Wikimedia Sweden
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