Draft: License policy for contributors

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 11:35:54 PST 2008

2008/12/2 Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 01:48:31PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:

>> I don't know what our documentation licensing stance is.  MIT would keep
>> things simple, but I don't know if it's appropriate for docs.

> What're our options? GFDL is out as DFSG-incompatible.

GFDL is an unspeakable Cthulhu-grade horror if you go anywhere deeper
than the surface. It's amazing how little types of stuff it actually
makes sense from; no-one knows what the hell would happen in a serious
courtroom stoush given the already vast disparity between the letter
of the license and widespread practice.

Learn from Wikipedia's HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE MISTAKE. Don't go there.
Whatever you do.

- d.

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