Wikipedia license update

Posted December 2nd, 2007 by konrad

As Lawrence Lessig reports Wikipedia has made a resolution to update it’s license and make it compatible with a Creative Commons license:

It is hereby resolved that:

  • The Foundation requests that the GNU Free Documentation License be modified in the fashion proposed by the FSF to allow migration by mass collaborative projects to the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license;
  • Upon the announcement of that relicensing, the Foundation will initiate a process of community discussion and voting before making a final decision on relicensing.

There is a video of the announcement by Jimmy Wales (I found a transcript of it here).

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