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As announced last night by Jimmy Wales (video), the Wikimedia Foundation board has passed a resolution on licensing:
- 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.
Read the whole resolution and CC CEO Lawrence Lessig’s explanation.
This is an extremely important step toward a world in which the free content world is not fractured by license incompatibility and thus is stronger.
Previous post on license interoperability.Posted 01 December 2007