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> your requirement of presenting your copyright notice with every > entry would cause trouble. Would it be possible to get a version of > FOLDOC under GNU FDL?

Your question has thrown me into a quandary. I had not seen Wikipedia before. It is so close in spirit and function to the new FOLDOC software I am working on that I am wondering whether I should continue with FOLDOC at all or whether I shouldn't just redirect all effort to Wikipedia. Can you think of any reason to keep it seperate?

In the short term, I am more than happy for you to add FOLDOC's content to Wikipedia and hereby release it under GNU FDL.

-- Denis Howe <dbh at> Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing

See also: Wikipedia:GNU Free Documentation License resources

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