GNU FDL changes

David Gerard dgerard at
Tue Dec 4 11:19:01 UTC 2007

On 04/12/2007, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams at> wrote:

>    > > | And so this is not, as some people speculated on Facebook, my
>    > > | 50th birthday party, this is the party to celebrate the
>    > > | libration of Wikipedia.

>    > I find this sentence quite objectionable, as if the GFDL shackles
>    > Wikipedia.

>    [...] You can't reuse an article safely without attaching the
>    entire GFDL. [...]
> That applies to all copyright licenses, the GPL included.

It doesn't apply to CC-by-sa. Which is the point.

Attaching the entire GFDL 1.2 text is not meaningfully "free" for
photos or single-page texts. And how do you reasonably implement it
for a motion picture.

- d.

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