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Approval for the Wikimedia Foundation’s Revised Terms of Use

Under the Board Resolution: Delegation of Policy-Making Authority, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees delegated the authority to adopt, alter, and revoke policies to the Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer), who may further delegate such authority to the Wikimedia staff as they deem appropriate. We confirm that the update, posted on June 1, 2023 to become effective June 7, 2023, was approved by the Executive Director and General Counsel. RStallman (WMF) (talk) 22:46, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, this is approved. MIskander-WMF (talk) 20:59, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm confirming that the revised Terms of Use were approved under the delegation resolution on on May 23, 2023. Slaporte (WMF) (talk) 15:30, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incorrect numbering of API Terms section

Hello, the "13. API Terms" section is likely incorrectly numbered, given that it is directly after "11. Resolutions and Project Policies" and directly before "13. Termination". The draft version titles it "12. API Terms". Coolclawcat (talk) 04:09, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done thank you! RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 15:30, 6 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Official announcement

I have not seen any official announcement on wikimediafoundation.org and maillist about the updated ToU become effective June 7, 2023. Any announcement will be published? Thanks. SCP-2000 (talk) 01:35, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great question. A Diff post about what the CC 4.0 piece means to users is being prepared to go out either possibly the week after next. There's a slight wait on that because some of the technical changes for CC4.0 still need to propagate because of server update schedules. That would also be one place the effective date would be mentioned.
I can't fully confirm where-else it may be mentioned. But to try to address @William Graham, I don't think it will be mentioned in a banner or all-user-notification.
Finally, I'll look into your bullet points on "broken" things. It may be one of those things that still hasn't propagated, but just as likely, it may be simple error. I'll investigate within the next day or two. SSpalding (WMF) (talk) 19:55, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just following on Shaun's note above. Yes, there will be a note going out shortly to wikimediaannounce-l. The community discussion and the draft final update that was proposed for the approvals listed here are also available on meta where we were holding the consultation. - Jrogers (WMF) (talk) 20:48, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I came here to ask the same question. I noticed page edits on WM projects now state a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Will there be notifications on all project sites? I will also note some broken things on Commons:

-- William Graham (talk) 01:53, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

None changed content with CC-BY-SA 3.0

Hi

If I create the context under CC-BY-SA 3.0, so the identical content (none change[1]) You don't can share under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Ok, maybe, You can use the fair-use, but what, when the country is not fair-use?

Are you storing the data in none-fair-use legislative countries?

Dušan Kreheľ

[1] But with append space would be then the adaptation.
Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 10:09, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dušan Kreheľ: FYI: m:Terms of use/Creative Commons 4.0/Legal note#Mechanism for the upgrade. SCP-2000 (talk) 16:47, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SCP-2000: I know. My last edit of page m:User:Dušan_Kreheľ was under CC BY-SA 3.0. So why m:User:Dušan_Kreheľ?export=raw is under CC BY-SA 4.0? That would be under CC BY-SA 3.0. Why not so? You look u de:Wikipedia:Kurier and section "Wenn CC BY-SA 3.0 → CC BY-SA 4.0 verboten ist".
You link write about adaptations, but about none original unchanges pages. Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 17:47, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Report] Detect violations of CC BY-SA 3.0 in WMF projects

I would like inform about the report a violation of the CC BY-SA 3.0 license in projects[1] of the WMF Foundation[2]. This state was created by the process of changing the license from CC BY-SA 3.0 to CC BY-SA 4.0. The violation report is available at: https://krehel.sk/Porusovanie_CC_BY-SA_3.0/ (Slovak).

[1] https://www.wikipedia.org/
[2] https://wikimediafoundation.org/

P.S.: The report was reported to legal@wikimedia.org.
Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 21:20, 10 June 2023 (UTC), --Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 07:40, 16 June 2023 (UTC), --Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 07:42, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See m:Terms of use/Creative Commons 4.0/FAQ#How can we "upgrade" the license?: Revisions of pages before the upgrade to the 4.0 version will continue to be available under the version 3.0 of the license. Tranminh360 (talk) 13:20, 13 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tranminh360: It is not stated anywhere in writing with the licensed content as far as I know. Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 13:44, 15 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken link

I think the link for Robot policy should point to wikitech:Robot policy, wikitech:Robot Policy does not exist. --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:03, 12 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good catch! Thank you! Link updated. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 21:36, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Report] Detect violations of GFDL in WMF projects

I would like inform about the report a violation of the GFDL license in projects[1] of the WMF Foundation[2]. The violation report is available at: https://krehel.sk/krehel.sk/Porusovanie_GFDL/ (Slovak).

[1] https://www.wikipedia.org/
[2] https://wikimediafoundation.org/

Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 07:42, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Article] Fixing violations of CC BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL licenses" (Slovak)

A new document was created, which is less "legal" and more "practical". It is about "Fixing violations of CC BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL licenses" (Slovak). Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 07:34, 14 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can we get (or is there already) a redirect to Policy:Terms of Use#paid-contrib-disclosure, which could be handled as an interwiki link from project:Conflict of interest (Q4663309)? Please ping me if replying, I don't maintain a watchlist on this wiki. - Jmabel (talk) 01:53, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]