Last modified: 2010-05-17 12:17:44 UTC
The initial setup screen currently provides the following licensing options:
* No license metadata
* Public domain
* GNU Free Documentation License 1.2 (Wikipedia-compatible)
* GNU Free Documentation License 1.3
* A Creative Commons license <with a selection script for which variant>
These options are not very complete and in light of the relicensing resolution are going to be inaccurate as well.
The problems I would point out:
1) No option for "GFDL" without version number (which legally translates to "any version" if no version is specified)
2) No option for GFDL with an "or later versions" clause. By specifying a particular version without using the "or later" clause, the user is largely locking themselves into that specific version indefinitely. Generally not good.
2) No option is available for dual licensing, e.g. GFDL / CC-BY-SA like Wikipedia will be.
3) "Wikipedia-compatible" will not be a fitting description once we move to CC-BY-SA as our primary license and no longer allow the import of GFDL-only text.
Done in r66559.