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Licence new Wikimedia blog under a more permissive licence (that is compatible with Wikipedia's)
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The old Wikimedia blog at https://blog.wikimedia.org/ was licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license. This allowed posts to be republished in a number of places, including on Wikipedia as part of The Signpost.

The new blog at https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/ is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, which is a more restrictive licence, and incompatible with Wikipedia's CC-BY-SA 3.0 licence (see Wikipedia:Copying text from other sources).

Can the new blog's posts have a more permissive licence (either in addition to or instead of the CC-BY-SA 4.0 licence) that would be compatible with Wikipedia, such as the old blog's CC-BY 3.0? Or perhaps CC-BY-SA 3.0 if the share alike restriction is deemed important.

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Evad37 created this task.Aug 28 2018, 2:36 AM
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Legoktm renamed this task from Licence new Wikimedia blog under a more permissive licence to Licence new Wikimedia blog under a more permissive licence (that is compatible with Wikipedia's).Aug 28 2018, 2:57 AM

CC-BY 4.0 (without the ShareAlike) would also be compatible; I only suggested 3.0 since that's what the old blog was licenced as.

Compatibility goes both ways though - perhaps the blog team will want to reuse or republish text from Wikimedia wikis at times.

Adding Wikimedia-Blog-Content since this is about the licensing of said content.

It would be interesting to know why the license was modified.

Varnent closed this task as Resolved.Sep 12 2018, 7:28 PM
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We have changed the licensing of wikimediafoundation.org to 'Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported' until Wikipedia itself moves to 4.0. For clarity - this applies to the entire site and is not specific to the blog. :)