OMG wiki license

Simon simon80 at
Sun Jan 28 05:31:28 CET 2007

I'm usually a big nitpicker on the legal side, but suspend that for a
moment and ask yourselves: is anybody who contributed to the wiki
going to want to sue FIC for importing the content into an official
wiki? I think that any major effort to restart the wiki is wasted
effort that could be better spent elsewhere, whether for OpenMoko
related activities or not.

In any case, if you're going to get a license agreement on the wiki,
it does not belong in the editable part of pages, it belongs in the
edit UI as an agreement, i.e. "By submitting content to this wiki you
agree that you own the copyright for the submitted content, and agree
to release it under the GNU Free Documentation License.".  That way
you don't have to waste effort putting a header on each page, and you
don't have to worry about the integrity of all of the headers.
However, I still don't think that there is a licensing issue with the
content of the wiki, since the only people contributing to it would be
extremely likely to be supportive of OpenMoko.

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