Talk:Free license

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Revising this article[edit]

I'm thinking about doing some work on this article - it's not my area of expertise but it seems to need some help. Others have thoughts? - Sara FB (talk) 22:01, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

It's not clear to me what justifies this being a separate article from, say Free software license or Open-source license. If we do want to improve the quality, I would say the best place to start is by reviewing those articles, and articulating what makes this one distinct from those. Once that is clear, I think the rest of the article will fall out clearly from there. The obvious thing is to cover non-software licensing, of course, but there is a lot of overlapping history - not sure how to address that. - LuisVilla (talk) 00:04, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Luis, I think you've captured the main issue well. "free license" should be treated as the umbrella term that captures "free content license" and "free software license". Some nice general language might go a long way toward creating clarifying what this article does and doesn't need to be. I look forward to working on this with you and User:Snarfa and hopefully some of our students! -Pete (talk) 00:52, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Some other relevant articles that would be good to survey and reconcile would include Free content and Open content. (By the way, is there a free/open licensing/materials project that works on this stuff? Or just page-by-page?) -LuisVilla (talk) 02:05, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
On the page it might be worth mentioning that a "Free license" is also known as a "Libre licence". An article "Libre" was deleted earlier this month. A new draft is in preparation which includes a section on Libre licences with content which could be merged here or elsewhere one way or another. --K (talk) 10:57, 30 October 2014 (UTC)