Licensing update/Announcements

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This page is used by the licensing update committee in coordinating announcements to the various different projects.

Pre-voting announcement[edit]

On wiki format[edit]

== Licensing update progress notice ==

The [[m:licensing update|]] proposal to dual license all Wikimedia Foundation wikis under both the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-SA) is moving into its final phase. This proposal has been put forward by the Foundation and made possible by recent changes in the GFDL. Adopting the new licensing scheme is contingent on community approval. In several days a site notice for all editors will announce the start of three weeks of community voting on this proposal. In the mean time we would invite you to visit the [[m:licensing update|update proposal]] and its [[m:Licensing update/Questions and Answers|associated FAQ]] if you want to learn more. We would also appreciate your help finishing the [[m:Licensing update/Translation|translation effort]] for the core documents associated with this process.

~~~ for the [[m:Licensing update committee|Licensing Update Committee]] ~~~~~.

Email format[edit]

The licensing update proposal [1] to dual license all Wikimedia Foundation wikis under both the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-SA) is moving into its final phase. This proposal has been put forward by the Foundation and made possible by recent changes in the GFDL. Adopting the new licensing scheme is contingent on community approval. In several days a site notice for all editors will announce the start of three weeks of community voting on this proposal. In the mean time we would invite you to visit the update proposal and its associated FAQ [2] if you want to learn more. We would also appreciate your help finishing the translation effort [3] for the core documents associated with this process.

For the Licensing Update Committee [4].

[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update
[2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update/Questions_and_Answers
[3] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update/Translation
[4] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update_committee

Message delivery[edit]

The message should be delivered by posting it into an appropriate on-wiki forum, such as a village pump, and/or by sending it to the community's email list. To maximize effectiveness, people are encouraged to start with communities and languages they are personally familiar with so that we can target appropriate venues and provide necessary translations.

Delivery will occur on a rolling basis over a few days. As a baseline objective we want to communicate with the largest communities but anyone is welcome to reach out to the smaller groups as well.

To allow time for review and any last minute changes, please do not post messages before:
28 March 2009, 22:00:00 (UTC)
The time is now:
26 November 2022, 19:43:50 (UTC)

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Specialized[edit]

Wikimedia Commons - Huib Laurens
Wikispecies - OhanaUnited
Wikimedia Incubator - MF-Warburg

Wikipedias[edit]

English - Dragons flight
German - MF-Warburg
French - Dragons flight
Spanish - Dragons flight
Japanese - Dragons flight
Italian - Dragons flight
Polish - Dragons flight
Dutch - Huib Laurens
Portuguese - Dragons flight
Russian
Chinese
Swedish - Cbrown1023
Hebrew - Dragons flight
Finnish
Norwegian - Dragons flight
Turkish - Dragons flight
Hungarian - Dragons flight

Wiktionaries[edit]

English
French

Wikibooks[edit]

English - User:Anonymous Dissident

Wikiversity[edit]

English

Wikisource[edit]

English - User:Anonymous Dissident

Wikinews[edit]

English

Wikiquote[edit]

English