I'm currently working on the French version of this article (I hope to finish it by tomorrow) and I figured something out that could be a concern for some people. All the articles were primarily published on Opera.com under the Creative Commons "Attribution" license (and it's clearly mentioned in the article). I wonder how is it possible to comply with such a license term on a wiki (especially if there is a huge number of editors) ? I know that Wikipedia use the same CC license but the conditions they give in their legal page to make their content reusable are just plain crap. In a strictly French legal point of view, Wikipedia content are impossible to share or reused. I know that USA (and maybe UK?) have something called "Fair use" that apply to the content we try to share here and which make it easly reusable for education and training without any legal concern, but in France and in many other country there is no such a legal agreement. So, I'm pretty sure we will never have to be worry about that but I think there is some legal concern here anyway.
Is there some policy at the W3C about such a case ? The main page of the W3C wiki claim that "Pages here have no formal status" and that's all.
> Le 30 juil. 2011 à 18:20, Jeremie Patonnier a écrit :
>> I'm pretty sure we will never have to be worry about that
> so maybe we should not start worry about it. ;)
>> but I think there is some legal concern here anyway.
> What would you propose for a license that would address those concerns.
This is an interesting thread - I'm not the most knowledgeable about licensing issues, so would love to hear more.
What Karl says here is useful - after all, you are allowed to publish it under the same license or a compatible one. Also, when giving attribution if you are reusing the Wiki version (which I believe is the concern here), couldn't you just state the URL of the original, and say it is by various authors? Or would that not be good enough?