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Moving Wikimedia projects from CC 3.0 to CC 4.0 licenses
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Background information:

Questions:

  • WMF Legal: Would changing the license be done on all Wikimedia projects at once? Or could projects be changed independently of each other?
  • WMF Legal: Who would make this decision, the WMF board?
  • WMF Legal: What steps would need to be taken to make this change?
  • General: What was the process last time Wikimedia changed its license? Is the same process applicable this time?

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@jrbs tried to add your WMF account for info, but it doesn't seem to work on phabrictor

Why "Wikipedia"? I suppose you meant "Wikimedia projects" (minus the usual exceptions). If this task is supposed to be an umbrella task to keep track of (the lack of) movement on this front, maybe a better summary is "Considering the move" or something.

@Mrjohncummings: Could you explain what is expected from WMF-Legal here please? Also see its project description. Thanks!

John_Cummings renamed this task from Moving Wikipedia from CC BY-SA 3.0 to CC BY-SA 4.0 to Moving Wikimedia projects from CC 3.0 to CC 4.0 licenses.Aug 25 2020, 12:56 PM
John_Cummings updated the task description. (Show Details)

Sure, I don't know if a move to

Why "Wikipedia"? I suppose you meant "Wikimedia projects" (minus the usual exceptions). If this task is supposed to be an umbrella task to keep track of (the lack of) movement on this front, maybe a better summary is "Considering the move" or something.

Not sure if I mean Wikimedia or Wikipedia, depends on if all projects would adopt it at once or not. I'm not sure who makes the decision to change from one license to another, have asked the question to WMF legal above

For the records, this is not a place to expect answers from WMF Legal. :)

@Mrjohncummings: Could you explain what is expected from WMF-Legal here please? Also see its project description. Thanks!

Thanks, is it better now? Also I have no idea which tags this should go in, any ideas?

For the records, this is not a place to expect answers from WMF Legal. :)

OK, thanks, what is the process to ask them questions?

@Mrjohncummings: I'm not sure how to proceed here (I guess nobody is?)... Have you managed to contact Legal and/or the Board about this topic?

This was discussed a few times.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use/Creative_Commons_4.0/IRC_office_hour
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-May/090265.html

The legal side of things is tricky and the social side even trickier (it would be best to have a referendum like last time https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update ). WMF would need to spend considerable resources on a project with unclear benefits.

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