April 12th, 2009


Upcoming dual-licensing with CC-BY-SA 3.0

Edit: Wikimedia has confirmed the change for June 15.

As noted in previous posts, Wikipedia's parent organization Wikimedia is considering a licensing change to dual-licensing with CC-BY-SA 3.0, which is permitted by version 1.3 of the GFDL. Voting is in progress and I encourage regular Wikipedia editors to participate.

WikiFur is also under the GFDL, and I believe we should make a similar change. It makes it easier for third parties to reuse WikiFur content, under a familiar license, and without the baggage (copying the license) required by the GFDL.

Like Wikipedia, it makes sense for WikiFur to switch as a whole in order to preserve the ability to translate between projects. This change will therefore take effect simultaneously across all languages. Our partners WiliLurv and TurriWiki are separate projects, and must therefore make their own decisions.

I intend to make this change when Wikimedia does, or in any case before August 1. If you have any questions or objections, now is the time to speak up! Check Wikimedia's Q&A first, as they may already have been answered.
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