Debian Bug report logs - #385797
wiki.debian.org: Wiki does not have a license

Package: wiki.debian.org; Maintainer for wiki.debian.org is Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: cshore@brucetelecom.com

Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 08:33:14 UTC

Severity: important

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#385797; Package www.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Daniel Dickinson <cshore@wightman.ca>:
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From: Daniel Dickinson <cshore@wightman.ca>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: www.debian.org: Wiki does not have a license
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 04:23:15 -0400
Package: www.debian.org
Severity: normal


The link http://wiki.debian.org/copyright.html (which is supposed to
point to the copyright notice) linked from
http://wiki.debian.org/About does not exist.  Also, as with
www.debian.org a link to the license should be at the bottom of, at
least, the front page.

There is some discussion of the wiki license at
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWikiIsNotGFDL but there are contradictary
statements made there about what the license is supposed to be.

I am hesitant to contribute to the wiki because of this because I want
to be able to take updates made to pages I work on (start or help
edit) at the wiki and include them in the versions of the pages on my
website (with appropriate attribution and/or licensing).

Also, not having a license statement means the licensing of the wiki
may be non-free and thereby violate debian policy.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (200, 'testing'), (75, 'unstable'), (10, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-k7
Locale: LANG=en_CA, LC_CTYPE=en_CA (charmap=ISO-8859-1)



Changed Bug title to `wiki.debian.org: Wiki does not have a license' from `www.debian.org: Wiki does not have a license'. Request was from Bas Zoetekouw <bas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 26 Jul 2007 16:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#385797; Package www.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jon Dowland <jon+bts@alcopop.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 385797@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jon Dowland <jon+bts@alcopop.org>
To: 385797@bugs.debian.org
Subject: licencing nonsense
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 10:28:24 +0000
I was part of a licencing argument back when .net was
migrated to .org. The .net  content had a licence which was
most clearly not DFSG, and essentially stated that the
content was owned only by the contributors, and nobody had
the right to copy it. Yet we imported it wholesale into
.org without regarding whether the data was even useful. I
expect the vast majority of it was not.

As a result, I don't believe a single over-arching licence
can be applied to the wiki content, and certainly not
retroactively. The only way to continue forward is for new
content to be explicitly marked as being a given copyright.
We discussed various ways of achieving this too, but the
admins weren't interested in implementing them.

I'll see about digging out references to the older
discussions.


-- 
Jon Dowland




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Bug#385797; Package www.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it>:
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Message #17 received at 385797@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it>
To: 385797@bugs.debian.org
Subject: The issue was raised, but has not yet been acted upon
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:23:06 +0200
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Hi!

I am another contributor to the discussion that was held during
the wiki.debian.net->wiki.debian.org migration.
For further details, please see:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/09/msg00565.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/10/msg00001.html
and the thread that followed, including
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/10/msg00046.html

Unfortunately, the migration was performed without taking care of this
critical issue...  :-(
Hence, we now have another licensing mess (with possible copyright
violations done during the migration) to address.

-- 
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 The nano-document series is here!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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Changed Bug submitter from Daniel Dickinson <cshore@wightman.ca> to Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca>. Request was from Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 16 May 2008 12:27:37 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter from Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca> to Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca>. Request was from Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 16 May 2008 12:30:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package `www.debian.org' to `wiki.debian.org'. Request was from Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 19 Oct 2008 17:42:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to `important' from `normal' Request was from Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 19 Oct 2008 17:42:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter from Daniel Dickinson <cshore@fionavar.ca> to cshore@brucetelecom.com. Request was from Daniel Dickinson <cshore@bmts.com> (by way of Daniel Dickinson <cshore@bmts.com>) to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 04 Mar 2009 23:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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