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

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Thu Jun 22 14:17:50 EDT 2006

On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:10:48AM -0700, Jason Birch wrote:
> 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?

Nod, I thought We were going to contact contributors first and wait
some tactful amount of time for screams before changing the rubric on
the wiki (GFDL was the default, rather than the results of a decision,
whereas the CC licensing of the CN site was more of a decision?)

Say we wrote to 500 people who've contributed a slight change to the
wiki. Is it justified to accept "silence after a period of time T" as
implicit agreement to a license change? 


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