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Bug#388141: Handling the copyright mess of the website

On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 02:56:48PM -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> Once the copyright granted to SPI, it will be a lot easier to address
> the licensing issue, but I would prefer not to take care of everything
> at once (given past experience, trying to do everything at once is
> doomed to fail): this is a long standing issue that has seen no update
> in years, and as stated, I'd be in favor to
> - first: handle copyright for future contributions;
> - second: handle copyright for past contributions;
> - third: handle copyright exceptions that will allow us to relicense the
> website content.

FWIW, thumbs up. Thanks for devising and working on this plan, to you
and the other -www folks.

I confess it is hard for me to imagine the ratio of how many people will
respond, in which time frame. Ultimately, I cannot imagine how many
pages will be affected by the impossibility to relicense them. But those
metrics will be of paramount importance to decide what to do in the end.
One thing that could help with that is then monitor the various figures
and their evolution overtime (yeah, I know, "patches welcome" :-)).

Good luck with this challenging, but very important, topic!

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