Is there a list of licences that are compatible with the GFDL?
What I mean is: is there an easy way to discover whether a document or an excerpt from a document can be incorporated in a WikiBook without having to read carefully through all the complicated clauses. For instance, is the OpenOffice Public License compatible (http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/PDL.html).
A concrete example: I would like to take some information from Programming OpenOffice.org with Visual Basic (http://www.kalitech.fr/clients/doc/VB_APIOOo_en.html) and include it in http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:Visual_Basic_Classic but it is under the OO public license which looks to me as though it isn't compatible, but I'm not sure.
This is an edited copy of a post to the corresponding page on WikiBooks: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks_talk:Copyrights. Rob Horning suggested I start a discussion on Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. --Kwhitefoot 18:54, 19 September 2005 (UTC)
Changes to the GFDL
The free software foundation is changing the GFDL.
See http://gplv3.fsf.org/comments/gsfdl-draft-1.html#2197:2088:2227: for the draft and comments. filceolaire on en.wikipedia
A few notes
I worry that we're not in compliance with the GFDL for two reasons.
- images as part of backups - Talk:Terms_of_use/Archives/2011-12-06#Right_to_Fork
- attribution of strange cases - w:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_91#Augmenting_article_history