[Fedora-legal-list] Truly public namespaces on Fedora wiki

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 14:58:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:47:43AM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 08:49 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > 1.  Can a non-authenticated person agree to the OPL license when
> >     making a submission, such that the agreement is meaningful and
> >     enforceable (or at least free of risk for the Fedora Project)
> >     without personally identifying information?
> In the limited boundary set of people signing their name to attend
> FUDCon, yes. In a larger set of data, possibly not.
> > 2.  If the answer to #1 is "yes," should we attach a statement of
> >     affirmative licensing prominently near the "Save Page" button?
> It could not hurt.
> > 3.  If the answer to #1 is "no," should we alter FUDCon:, and any
> >     other namespace on the wiki designed to be publicly editable, to
> >     provide their contents under public domain or no license, and
> >     notate that on the Legal:Licenses page?
> I would rather have any publicly editable pages include prominent notice
> near the "Save Page" button that by hitting the "Save Page" button,
> you're indicating that all changes made are done under the OPL license,
> and if you do not agree with these terms, you should not make changes.
> I'd also like to minimize the amount of namespaces which are designed to
> be publicly editable without signing the CLA.

I agree with this too.  Maybe we can get Ian "WikiNinja" Weller or
Nigel "G-Man" Jones to get a proper and prominent notice attached to
the wiki, above or next to the Save controls.

Since it's been made immutable, I can't access the notice we used on
the Moin wiki, but I'm almost certain we had one there.  Shall we just
use that text, if someone can retrieve it?

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