GFDL 1.3: Wikipedia's exit permit
Posted Nov 10, 2008 7:18 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata
In reply to: GFDL 1.3: Wikipedia's exit permit
Parent article: GFDL 1.3: Wikipedia's exit permit
The reciprocative nature of the license is important and has enabled others who consume wikipedia to contribute back their changes to the common pool without taking advantage of the work for their sole benefit.
I don't see how. I think the contributions to Wikipedia would have been the same if it were in the public domain.
In fact, even if the Wikimedia Foundation managed copyright on the whole thing the way Encyclopedia Brittanica does, I'll bet it would still have substantially the same participation.
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