Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vote on whether to migrate Wikipedia to Creative Commons

Voting has begun on whether to migrate Wikipedia to a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike primary content license.

Click here for voting instructions. To qualify, you must have made 25 edits prior to March 15 on Wikipedia, the world's most read online reference guide.

"This migration would be a huge boost for the Free Culture movement, and for Wikipedia and Creative Commons — until the migration happens there is an unnecessary licensing barrier between the most important free culture project (Wikipedia of course, currently under the Free Documentation License, intended for software documentation) and most other Free Culture projects and individual creators, which use the aforementioned CC BY-SA license," wrote Mike Linksvayer, a Creative Çommons vice president.

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