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Re: Preferred license for forums content - Part II

On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 07:28:12PM +0200, Sebastian Feltel wrote:
> The new introductory statement will look like this:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> "All Postings published in the forums/databases of this website are -if 
> they were created or modified before 31.12.2004 23:59h and if noting 
> else is stated by the author- published under the GNU Free Documentation 
> license.
> All Postings which were created after 01.01.2005 00:00h are -if nothing 
> else is stated by the author- published under the terms of the MIT/X11 
> license as follows:......"
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------

It probably isn't legitimate to claim a license in this manner in most
jurisdictions anyway. You normally need an explicit grant from the
copyright holder (while there are some case-law precedents in some
places for certain forms of implicit licensing, they're lawyer-bait
and not something to be relied upon).

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