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The OSGeo motions to change the license of this Wiki to Creative Commons. All contributors are humbly requested to send an email to mailto:board@board.osgeo.org discussing their concerns.

Months ago, the OSGeo community wiki was started under a GFDL license (the mediawiki default, rather than the results of a conscious decision).

Some time ago Arnulf noted that the GFDL is technically incompatible with the Creative-Commons-Attribution-Sharealike license on OSGeo.org, and this would make it difficult to move content from one to the other without first gaining permission from all of the contributors. Without Arnulf's encouragement and resources, OSGeo would not have such a useful collaboration environment, and there's a lot of material in it that ought to be easier to re-use.

The OSGeo Board would like, as of now, to apply a CC-BY-SA license to all the content on http://wiki.osgeo.org/ . As a contributor, if you have a strong opinion about this and would NOT like your contributions to fall under a CC-BY-SA license, please let [appropriate email address] know so that your contributions can be removed from the wiki.


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