wiki:smo/licensing/author-notification

Version 3 (modified by Daniel Kahn Gillmor, 8 years ago) (diff)

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Author Notification for SMO re-licensing

Below is a proposed notification to send to wiki authors related to the licensing changes for this web site:


To: `$EMAIL`
From: ???
Subject: Relicensing contributions on https://support.mayfirst.org/ 

You're receiving this message because you have contributed to https://support.mayfirst.org/ using the OpenID $OPENID. We appreciate your edits to the wiki and your use of the public ticketing system!

Each wiki edit contributed to support.mayfirst.org is owned by its author individually, but is licensed under a common license that enables and encourages re-use of the entire web site. Recently, the core support team of MF/PL has discussed the political impact of licensing this content differently -- making it more free by dropping the Non-commercial clause. When the site was created, we initially used a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike[0] license. As of August 2011, we're preparing to drop the Non-Commercial clause for new contributions to this web site[1].

Our hope is to track down and get consent from all of our contributing authors so that we can change the site's documentation to indicate that all wiki content (past and present) is CC-BY-SA. If you're OK with re-licensing your old contributions, put an "OK" next to your OpenID here:

https://support.mayfirst.org/wiki/smo/licensing/author-transition-approval

Re-licensing your old contriubtions is your choice, of course; if you prefer to keep the -NC- clause on the old content, that's your decision. If you're not sure, we'd be happy to discuss it with you.

If you think there are serious problems with adopting CC-BY-SA for future contributions, please let us know as soon as you can, since this process is already underway.

[0] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
[1] https://support.mayfirst.org/ticket/4562
    https://support.mayfirst.org/wiki/smo/licensing