Consider adding license information to freedesktop.org wiki contents?
073plan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 01:03:52 UTC 2018
Several weeks have passed and seems that there's no progress here; the mail
copy sent to original discussion participants got no replies and one of the
email address also bounces.
It would be great if anyone could help me get into contact with the original
author of https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/file-manager-interface
. Besides, I believe setting up a default license for freedesktop.org contents
should be of higher priority given freedesktop.org's fame and importance in
在 2018年3月22日星期四 CST 下午7:53:22，Thomas Kluyver 写道：
> +1 to having a default license for the wiki contents.
> Code samples in a wiki are often meant to be copied and pasted, so it seems
> appropriate to license them permissively, like an MIT license, or even
> public domain. I don't feel strongly about the non-code content, but CC-BY
> would be an easy default.
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2018, at 9:27 AM, Boyuan Yang wrote:
> > Dear xdg list members,
> > I think it might be a great idea if we could explicitly add license
> > information for freedesktop.org wiki contents.
> > I raised this question on #freedesktop at freenode before and heard from
> > <daniels> that current license is "undefined".
> > To be more concrete, I would like to know the license and author for
> > page . Some downstream projects are including the XML file into
> > their projects yet the uncertain license of code snippet caused some
> > copyright troubles. Looking through git history is not helpful since
> > the original page was converted from moinmoin wiki and the original
> > author information is lost.
> > Daniels also suggested that any new content on wiki can (and should)
> > have licensing information added. I think that the wiki should also
> > choose a fallback license. When the author didn't point out the
> > copyright information for page contents explicitly, the default
> > license should apply. That could eliminate any licensing problem in
> > the future.
> > Also sending mail copy to those involved in the discussion for
> > creating file-manager interface. Hope that the original author could
> > read the mail and explicitly state the license for page .
> > 
> > https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/file-manager-interface/
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Boyuan Yang
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