User talk:Oz Linden

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Project:Contribution Agreement

Hello Oz,
I noticed that you moved Project:Contribution Agreement to LLO:Contribution Agreement and that you changed the wording to fit the SL Viewer project. I think that you're mistaken about the original intention of the page, as it isn't (or wasn't) related to the SL Viewer, but to the SL Wiki. The "Project" namespace is a meta namespace that's supposed to contain Wiki-rules / guidelines. When you edit any page in the Wiki, the following text is displayed by default above the summary field and the save/preview buttons:

All content submitted to Second Life Wiki is contributed to Linden Lab under the Second Life Wiki Contribution Agreement (see Project:Contribution Agreement for details). Linden Lab will make your contribution available under the Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license (see Project:Copyrights for details). If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here.

You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!

With your change, this message isn't correct anymore. I think you should either revert your change, or adjust the text shown above. You can access it at MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning. You'd also have to change it at other spots, like Project:Terms of Use, Project:Editing Guidelines, etc.
See Special:WhatLinksHere/Project:Contribution Agreement for a list of potentially affected pages.
--Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 02:00, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

There is more on the wiki then just viewer documentation. Several SL communities use it to help organize, coordinate and document themselves; not just the viewer. This feels a bit like a rescoping of the wiki; that it isn't to be used for anything that doesn't pertain directly to the viewer. It makes me uncomfortable. -- Strife (talk|contribs) 06:32, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you both for your comments... what you saw was a transitional condition. As you'll see now, we've replaced that page with one that is more appropriate. - Oz

Hi Oz,
I'm not sure if you realize that, by replacing the CA with the Terms of Use, you just changed the licensing for all upcoming contributions to this Wiki... Rob created the Contribution Agreement in order to do the same as with the Viewer: To allow LL to gain shared ownership in the contributions so they can re-license and re-use them at will. As of today (in case the changes stick), all upcoming contributions to this Wiki are just CC BY-SA 3.0. No shared ownership anymore. I welcome that change, as the shared ownership made it hard to import most other content without violating copyright... In case it was intentional, then I applaud it. :)
OK, enough smart-alecing. Going back under my rock now.
Cheers, --Zai signature.png (talk|contribs) 18:49, 12 November 2010 (UTC)