Founding Agreement comments by J. Robinson Wheeler on 1-24-2005 at 2:01 CST
I don't really have much to say, but it seemed like Dave would be depressed tomorrow morning if I didn't. I usually tend to let people with strong opinions duke it out when I haven't formed one of my own yet. I was mainly starting from that "We're all friends here" attitude, but I recognize the reality of facing this situation and coming to an agreement now that I've read the discussions.
David Welbourn's explanation of why he was upset was pretty compelling on a lot of fronts, enough to make me question the creative commons license that was starting to be endorsed by everybody, including myself. Enough, even, to make me remove my endorsement of it from that page, although that also just came from realizing that wasn't going to be the agreement after all.
The public domain idea currently going around seems reasonable enough. Retaining the copyright on things I produce is actually a fairly serious issue for me, but I don't really see the need for that to be an issue with something like this wiki. In effect, it just means that I'll refrain from posting anything that I feel any doubt about in this regard. Nothing I've added so far, which isn't very much, is doubt-inducing.
---jrw 2:09am 01-24-05