[geeklog-devel] Things to watch: Wikipedia license migration

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Tue Apr 14 16:06:21 EDT 2009

This could be interesting for us as well: Several IT sites are
reporting[1] that Wikipedia is planning to make a switch from the GNU
Free Documentation License (GFDL) to a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-SA).

Since we use MediaWiki and since we never gave it much thought, the
content of the Geeklog Wiki is also under the GFDL. We had a least one
case of a licensing problem because of that already and there seems to
be general consensus that CC is the better option for Wiki content.

So if this works out for Wikipedia, we could consider making the switch, too.

Not one of our most pressing problems right now, but something to keep
an eye on.

bye, Dirk

[1] e.g. <http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/13/2021226>


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