GNU FDL changes

Alex Hudson home at
Sun Dec 2 16:39:41 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 16:01 +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> What is the FSF Europe's position regarding the (proposed?) changes to
> the FDL to make it compatible with (some of) the CC licenses?

It would be interesting to find out.

The section is this:

        If the Work was previously published, with no Cover Texts, no
        Invariant Sections, and no Acknowledgements or Dedications or
        Endorsements section, in a system for massive public
        collaboration under version 1.2 of this License, and if all the
        material in the Work was either initially developed in that
        collaboration system or had been imported into it before 1 June
        2006, then you may relicense the Work under the GNU Wiki

It would also be interesting to see if anyone other than Wikipedia were
able to make use of this escape-hatch. I dislike the idea of writing
trap-doors into licenses to help people re-license stuff without the
permission of the original author.



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