On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 12:36:43AM +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
Hello. Welcome to the Licencing Discusion about the
Oxford Guide. For
reference, other Licencing Discussions have been recorded:
Thanks for the comments that people have made on this list and IRC.
I've decided to put the contents of the Oxford Guide, whereever
possible, under the Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike licence
version 2.0. This licence is described by the Commons Deed
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/>, whilst the full
licence is available at
There will be a flag day of 1st August 2004, after which time all
content on the Oxford Guide will be assumed to be under this licence.
The purpose of the flag day is to give people a chance to verify that
the Guide does not contain non-original content whose licence would be
violated by this change, and also to give previous contributors a chance
to remove their work if they do not agree with it being placed under
this licence. Although authors retain copyright on their contributions,
they also agree that for the purposes of attribution the author of the
material can be considered to be "The Oxford Guide" or "The Open Guide
to Oxford". In essence, the Licensing Policy will be very similar to
This message will be posted on the Oxford Guide web site presently, and
warnings will be added to the edit form informing the potential
contributor of this policy. From 1st August, a notice will be posted at
the bottom of each page linking to this licensing policy, and linking to
the text of the Commons Deed.
I hope that, in the spirit in which the wiki was set up, these changes
are acceptable to all the contributors, without whom the guide would not
exist, but if you have any queries please do respond, either directly to
me or on list.