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So all Wikipedia's content added between now and the relicensing resolution (in one month at best) must definitively remains GFDL-only ?
This clause seems to prevent any effective relicensing (esp. given that almost every important or large article in WP is edited more than once a month).
> content will continue to be indefinitely available under GFDL, except for
> articles which include CC-BY-SA-only additions from external sources
Then Wikimedia won't try to use the new GFDL clause as an "exit permit"?!
If I understand what this means, they will only use that move to allow a few articles to be CC-By-SA beside the bulk remaining GFDL? Odd.
GFDL 1.3: Wikipedia's exit permit
Posted Nov 6, 2008 10:05 UTC (Thu) by johill (subscriber, #25196)
Posted Nov 6, 2008 17:56 UTC (Thu) by Simetrical (guest, #53439)
That clause only applies to content not originally published on a GFDL wiki. In practice, almost all legitimate new Wikipedia content is original to one Wikipedia or another, and most of the rest is public-domain. The only affected content should be incorporation of other GFDL works, like FOLDOC (unless that was already published on a wiki someplace), which will need to be put on hold until the decision is made one way or another.
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