[Moin-user] Default License for Wikis
Frank Lin PIAT
fpiat at klabs.be
Tue Jun 2 02:51:50 EDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 00:12 +0100, Barry Cornelius wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 11:46:04PM +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> > I am looking for some sensible license to use for a wiki. Obviously,
> > some license like CC-BY-SA, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY, GFDL, OPL comes to my mind.
> > ...
> > Which license do you use?
Thank you for your feed-back.
> OSS Watch have a wiki at:
> Unless otherwise indicated, each page of their wiki
> is Copyright 2007-2009 University of Oxford and
> each page is licensed under the Creative Commons
> Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 England & Wales licence.
Yes, copyright attribution is an option. I'll mention that.
> Whenever you go to edit a page, you find at the
> top of the edit screen:
> By hitting Save Changes you put your changes under the
> Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 England &
> Wales Licence. If you don't want that, hit Cancel
> to cancel your changes.
> > It would be nice to had some instruction in moinmoin help pages on how
> > to select and apply a license.
> > Do you have some ideas about it?
> OSS Watch configure their wiki using the page_footer2,
> page_license_enabled and page_license_page variables.
The page_footer is a good idea. It is probably more explicit that a mere
link in page_credits = .
BTW, I found the statement "GPL Licensed" at the bottom of moinmoin
wikis instances is misleading (is it moinmoin code, or does it apply to
the content). I dropped it from my wiki.
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