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Re: changing content licenses (OPL => CC BY SA)

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 06:48:29PM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On 06/25/2009 03:22 PM, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > When we went from GFDL to OPL we specifically had to ask everyone
> > because none of the content works were under the Fedora CLA.  The
> > stated reasoning at the time iirc was, we wouldn't have to do this
> > check with everyone again if we had to relicense because we had the
> > CLA.
> I think the important distinction that I missed was that I thought you
> were only referring to the reference documentation in the separate files
> (e.g. Release Guide), where there are well defined lists of the
> contributors. For the wiki, that task is far too major and we would
> definitely want to leverage the CLA to relicense that content.

Also consider that wiki content is converted to reference guides in a
regular and ad hoc fashion, making this spaghetti even wackier.

What do we ned to be be ready to invoke the CLA powers and relicense
the wiki?

Some more noise on the subject? I'll post for the Plant, maybe an
article in FWN, ... where else?  What else?

- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

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