[Web Comm] GNU FDL -> CC & Mail to Wiki contributors

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Thu Jun 22 14:10:48 EDT 2006

I agree that the CC license is what should be used, and that all
"official" osgeo sites should have the same license.

I do have a question though:  Is it ethical/legal to arbitrarily change
a license without first gaining the acceptance of the contributors who
submitted under a different license?  If you need the agreement of all
code-contributors to change the license for a project, does this not
also apply to a collaborative work of non-code?


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Warmerdam [mailto:fwarmerdam at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 10:21
To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Web Comm] GNU FDL -> CC & Mail to Wiki contributors

Jason Birch wrote:
> When was that changed?


Do you mean when was the copyright for the wiki changed?  By motion at a
recent board meeting.  It was felt to be important to bring the wiki and
web site into line under the same license otherwise moving stuff back
and forth is technically a license violation.  The CC license was
selected because it was simpler and more understandable.

Best regards,
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warmerdam at pobox.com
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