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Resolution: Licensing update approval

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This resolution stating the Foundation's approval of the implementation of the Licensing update was passed unanimously (7 approvals) in May 2009.

In light of the vote results announced regarding the proposed licensing update, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has unanimously passed the following resolution:

Resolved that:

Whereas the Wikimedia community, in a project-wide vote, has expressed very strong support for changing the licensing terms of Wikimedia sites, and whereas the Board of Trustees has previously adopted a license update resolution requesting that such a change be made possible, the Board hereby declares its intent to implement these changes. Accordingly, the Wikimedia Foundation exercises its option under Version 1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License to relicense the Wikimedia sites as Massive Multiauthor Collaborations under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license, effective June 15, 2009. The Board of Trustees hereby instructs the Executive Director to have all Wikimedia licensing terms updated and terms of use implemented consistent with the proposal at meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Licensing_update.