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Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:11 pm UTC
by Melanosuchus
So what is the current licensing status for the wiki?

I want to add some pages but I don't want to contribute to non-free contents, so as long as every page is CC BY-NC-SA, I cannot make the changes I want.

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:56 pm UTC
by kharnov
Possible compromise: all pages have the old license until they have been edited, upon which they receive the new license.

Is that fair? Does that work?

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:26 am UTC
by Melanosuchus
I'm not sure it would be legal unless all people who made significant contributions agree to the new license.

We can make CC BY-Sa the default license and add a banner which explains the situations and says that page is CC BY-NC-SA for the moment and if the authors agree or the page gets re-written, it can be removed.

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:31 am UTC
by kharnov
I would be OK with this, is everyone else OK with this?

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
by Melanosuchus
Can we assume everyone is OK?

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:02 am UTC
by kharnov
I'm just going to ask Viech on this and then I'll render my final decision on the matter.

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
by Viech
I'm OK with this. Contributors could be asked to give their respective OK on the license change on the discussion page.

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:58 pm UTC
by kharnov
OK. With that being said, the compromise is approved. Go ahead, Melanosuchus.

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:58 am UTC
by illwieckz
So, what it the status currently? I made some wiki edition recently and I really don't like writing -nc stuff. :frown:
I give permission to relicense everything I write (past, present, and future) in the wiki if it's to remove -nc clause.

Do we have a list of all wiki contributors? Can we relicense each page for which we know all the contributors are ok to remove the -nd clause?

Re: Re-licensing the wiki (without the non-commercial clause)

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:08 am UTC
by illwieckz
If I read correctly: people who said they are OK to remove NC clause on their wiki contributions:


That probably matches a big part of the content. All pages here.
We can probably add a global sentence saying “Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike unless otherwise noted.” and run a script that looks for pages that were modified by someone else than people listed above and add a sentence in the page saying “This page is under CC BY-ND-SA because <insert name here> was not reached to relicense it. By contributing to this page you give the permission to relicense to CC BY-SA if one day the former contributor(s) guys give(s) that permission for their own contribution”.