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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Front page to wiki now modifiable again

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Front page to wiki now modifiable again
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 14:42:10 -0500

> The FSF _may_ screw up v3.   That event has probability P and a "cost"
> (of some sort) PC.

See the GFDL as proof that the FSF can, and sometimes does, screw up.
Also see these posts as proof (at least to some) that the FSF is likely
to screw up again:

> Restricting your code to v2-only in a world shifting to v3 may
> radically undermine the utility of your code in the future.   That has
> probability Q and a "cost" of QC.
> The only way to make a decision here is make a guess about which is
> true:

[long proof deleted]

Though that discussion may apply to new projects, it can't apply in this
project. This project (defintion upon creation) is that the site is a
single work comprised of the contributions of many. 

Any argument that a change should take place should be precipitated by a
discussion of whether or not a chance *can* take place. My personal
opinion is that it is already impossible to gain positive approval from
every significant contributor to change the license to anything else.

When I created the site and did the first dozen pages, I weighed the
safety of the well known GPL v2 against the risks of what the FSF has
done with the GFDL and apparently intends to do with the GPLv3. As I was
unwilling to host a website with the intended consequences of the GPLv3.
As such, I created a site that I *would* be willing to host.

As I previously mentioned, I am *more* than willing to create another
subdomain and point it at whatever ip is preferred. As for this
particular wiki, it has been, it is, and it will remain gplv2.

To those that mistakenly thought the site was gplv2+ -- This confusion
was caused by those who illegially changed the license on the site (I've
heard that the license violator is the very same person that created
this thread in the first place). If you are not comfortable with your
pages being v2 only, you can remove your pages and put them elsewhere.

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