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Wikitravel:License upgrade

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Wikitravel plans to upgrade its license from the present Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0 ("CC 1.0") to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 ("CC 3.0"). Statements indicating consent and refusal to relicense your own content are accepted until December 31st, 2009; if there is a broad consensus in favor, the license upgrade will take place on January 1, 2010.


Rationale

By upgrading from the older CC 1.0 to the latest CC 3.0, Wikitravel will...

  • Be able to use text contributions from other CC 2.0+ licensed projects. This includes Wikipedia, World66, HitchWiki, Travellerspoint and many, many more.
  • Simplify reuse. Currently, Wikitravel text is CC 1.0, but many images are CC 3.0, creating a licensing headache. After the upgrade, the entire site will be CC 3.0.
  • Become more international. CC 1.0 is limited to American copyright law. CC 3.0 is available in jurisdiction-specific versions, giving you extra protection for reuse outside the United States.
  • Have a more secure legal position. Creative Commons has worked hard on patching loopholes in the original CC 1.0, and will continue to do so in the future.
  • Become future compatible. CC 1.0 does not have provisions for automatic updating (which is why this process is necessary), but CC 3.0 will automatically upgrade to the latest version.

Your Attribution and ShareAlike rights as a contributor are protected as well as or better by CC 3.0 than by CC 1.0. CC 1.0 was originally chosen only because there were no other practical options when Wikitravel was launched, and Wikitravel is now the only open content project of any size still using it. A detailed discussion of the differences is available at Creative Commons:

So what should I do?

You have three options:

  1. Consent by signing the Consent section below. This means you consent to relicense all your contributions to all Wikitravel versions under CC 3.0.
  2. Refuse by signing the Refuse section below. This means that you oppose the license change, and do not consent to relicense your written work. If community consensus is to proceed with the migration, your contributions may be removed from Wikitravel.
  3. Do nothing. If the community proceeds with the migration, your contributions may be either kept or deleted at the discretion of the site's other users. If you want to discuss your support or opposition to the license change, add a comment to Talk:License upgrade. You can later return and sign under Consent or Refuse.

Consent

I, the undersigned, hereby agree to release all my past, present and future text and image contributions on all language versions of Wikitravel under Version 3.0 of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License.

To sign, login to the site, edit this page and enter # ~~~~.
  1. Stefan (sertmann) talk 01:57, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  2. Jpatokal 02:36, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  3. Burmesedays 03:19, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  4. Peter Talk 03:25, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  5. Andyfarrell 03:50, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  6. Peter (Southwood) Talk 03:59, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  7. Rein N. 04:01, 1 November 2009 (EST)
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  12. Tatata (Tatata7, Tatatabot) 08:50, 1 November 2009 (EST)
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  14. Ryan • (talk) • 10:50, 1 November 2009 (EST)
  15. Mark 11:19, 1 November 2009 (EST)
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  32. DerFussi 03:53, 2 November 2009 (EST) - (Main contributor on de: On my German user page I declared it already)
  33. jan 03:55, 2 November 2009 (EST)
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  40. Patrick Antony 11:17, 2 November 2009 (EST)
  41. Chuck 23:52, 2 November 2009 (EST)
  42. Username x 01:39, 3 November 2009 (EST)
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  51. Superdog 07:17, 5 November 2009 (EST)
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  53. Travelbuddy62 07:58, 5 November 2009 (EST)
  54. JacekArtymiak 20:01, 5 November 2009 (CET)
  55. Rogerhc 15:59, 5 November 2009 (EST)
  56. Rastapopulous 17:19, 5 November 2009 (EST)
  57. Fabzgy 00:28, 6 November 2009 (EST)
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  59. cacahuate talk 02:53, 6 November 2009 (EST)
  60. zaldy 07:50, 6 November 2009 (EST)
  61. Dege 16:15, 6 November 2009 (EST)
  62. Globe-trotter 17:05, 6 November 2009 (EST)
  63. ViMy 05:51, 7 November 2009 (EST)


Refuse

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I do not wish to relicense my Wikitravel contributions under Version 3.0 of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License, and hereby require their removal from this site.'

To sign, login to the site, edit this page and enter # ~~~~.
  1. Stephen sommerhalter [1] [2]

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