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Change of copyright terms for the homepage and wiki
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:21:28 PM »
We intend to change the copyright terms for the homepage (http://www.tfes.org/) and wiki (http://wiki.tfes.org/) from unspecified (essentially "all rights reserved") to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence. You may wish to refer to the licence summary and legal text when considering this change proposal.

Of course, much of the content on the wiki (and a small amount on the homepage) is contributed by the users of this website and not just the admins. Therefore, I want to give you the opportunity to raise any objections or concerns about this change, and explain why we want to make it.

The reason for this change is simple: We want to spread Flat Earth Theory far and wide, and leaving ambiguous and non-specific copyright terms on our published material is contrary to that goal. By giving anyone the right to share, modify and even sell copies of our works, we maximise opportunities for people to hear about us and what we do. By using a ShareAlike licence, we empower them to share that with others in turn.

I plan to add a notice signifying this change no earlier than 2014-04-27 at midnight UTC (this Sunday if you're east of the Greenwich Meridian, or this Saturday if you're west of it), assuming no objections are raised. Please reply to this thread if you have contributed to the wiki or homepage and have any objections to your content being placed under this licence.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 02:23:26 PM by Parsifal »
There is free speech and there is being an annoying twat. This user is exercising his right to the latter.

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Re: Change of copyright terms for the homepage and wiki
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 06:29:57 AM »
I finally got around to getting this sorted:

http://www.tfes.org/copying.html
https://github.com/theflatearthsociety/www.tfes.org/commit/5d5bc7bfe496bd1b6f8df086271fb51880bf653c

pizaaplanet set this up for the wiki some time ago.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 06:45:11 AM by Parsifal »
There is free speech and there is being an annoying twat. This user is exercising his right to the latter.