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On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 01:11:41AM +0000, Duncan wrote:
> What about a mechanism (in-doc comments or the like) that would allow
> existing authors to indicate that they're OK (or not) with a future
> upgrade to CC-BY-SA 3.0?
Something akin to GPL's "or later" clause? Perhaps.
> If authors on existing docs were encouraged to take advantage of such a
> feature/policy as opportunity invited, it'd lessen the work to eventually
> upgrade at least some existing docs, as well, tho it wouldn't help that
> much for those no longer involved, who would in any case need to be
> contacted manually before such an update. But it would at least stop the
> problem from getting worse, and would incrementally ease the work
> necessary if someone eventually decided to actively try for an update.
I don't consider this as a "problem" per se, so I don't think we need to put
much effort in these things. Licenses evolve; documents too. Eventually,
old(er) documents will be replaced with newer ones anyhow. And it is not
that the 2.5 license has a major issue for us - it's just that 3.0 is
somewhat newer and used on the wiki.