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This page is an overview for choosing a new license for wiki.debian.org.
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## [[TableOfContents(2)]]  [[TableOfContents(2)]]

== wiki specific constraints ==
 * As opposed to usual coduments, wiki pages are usually made of lots of tiny contribution. Therefore the traditional notion of ''author'' probably doesn't apply as usually.
 * Right to delete stuffs.

== Desired features ==
This section lists the desired features for the new license.
 * Allow redistribution (in various medias : packages, cd, pdf, etc...) : '''Yes'''.
 * Preserve the license on copies : '''Yes'''.
 * Allow modification by others (add and remove) : '''Yes'''.
 * Allow derivative works : '''Yes'''.
 * Mix / Merge with other documents (with same or compatible license) : '''Yes'''.
 * Attribution : '''_not_ wanted''' (Even thought we actually want to attribute the work to their original author, I believe it isn't possible to __guarantee__ that all work attribution will be preserved over time. Furthermore, the actual name of the author isn't always known)
 * Allow commercial uses of your work '''???''' (probably yes : Debian has commercial derivatives. We don't want to prevent those derivatives from providing a package that contains a copy of the wiki).
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 Attribution : :: The GFDL really focus on attribution, which is a feature we don't want that much.
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 Attribution enforced : :: ''Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders> [..] The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies'' However it also says ''or substantial portions of the Software''.
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 Attribution enforced : :: ''Copyright (c) <YEAR>, <OWNER> ; All rights reserved. [..] Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.''
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[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/ Public Domain] - [wiki:WikiPedia:Public_domain Wikipedia].
 Don't allow duplication : :: [..] The distribution of many types of Internet postings (particularly Usenet articles and messages sent to electronic mailing lists) inherently involves duplication. The act of posting such a work can therefore be taken to imply consent to a certain amount of copying, as dictated by the technical details of the manner of distribution. However, __it does not imply total waiver of copyright__.([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain#.28Almost.29_everything_written_down_is_copyrighted wikipedia]).
Public domain interpretation : [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/ Creative Commons], [wiki:WikiPedia:Public_domain Wikipedia].


 Implicit public domain d
on't allow duplication : :: [..] The distribution of many types of Internet postings (particularly Usenet articles and messages sent to electronic mailing lists) inherently involves duplication. The act of posting such a work can therefore be taken to imply consent to a certain amount of copying, as dictated by the technical details of the manner of distribution. However, __it does not imply total waiver of copyright__.([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain#.28Almost.29_everything_written_down_is_copyrighted wikipedia]).
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== wiki specific constraints ==
 * As opposed to usual coduments, wiki pages are usually made of lots of tiny contribution. Therefore the traditional notion of ''author'' probably doesn't apply as usually.
 * Right to delete stuffs.


This page is an overview for choosing a new license for wiki.debian.org.

  • ?TableOfContents(2)

wiki specific constraints

  • As opposed to usual coduments, wiki pages are usually made of lots of tiny contribution. Therefore the traditional notion of author probably doesn't apply as usually.

  • Right to delete stuffs.

Desired features

This section lists the desired features for the new license.

  • Allow redistribution (in various medias : packages, cd, pdf, etc...) : Yes.

  • Preserve the license on copies : Yes.

  • Allow modification by others (add and remove) : Yes.

  • Allow derivative works : Yes.

  • Mix / Merge with other documents (with same or compatible license) : Yes.

  • Attribution : _not_ wanted (Even thought we actually want to attribute the work to their original author, I believe it isn't possible to guarantee that all work attribution will be preserved over time. Furthermore, the actual name of the author isn't always known)

  • Allow commercial uses of your work ??? (probably yes : Debian has commercial derivatives. We don't want to prevent those derivatives from providing a package that contains a copy of the wiki).

Proposed licenses

Here are some proposed licenses for the wiki.

?Anchor(GFDL)

GFDL

[http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/fdl.html GFDL] License ([wiki:DFSGLicenses Debian DFSG], [wiki:GNU_Free_Documentation_License Wikipedia])

Attribution :
The GFDL really focus on attribution, which is a feature we don't want that much.

?Anchor(MIT)

MIT

[http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php MIT] License ([wiki:DFSGLicenses Debian DFSG], [wiki:MIT_License Wikipedia])

Attribution enforced :

Copyright (c) <year> <copyright holders> [..] The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies However it also says or substantial portions of the Software.

?Anchor(BSD)

BSD

[http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php BSD] License ([http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-doc-license.html FreeBSD] copy, [wiki:?DFSGLicenses# Debian DFSG], [wiki:BSD_licenses Wikipedia]).

Attribution enforced :

Copyright (c) <YEAR>, <OWNER> ; All rights reserved. [..] Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

?Anchor(public-domain)

Public Domain

Public domain interpretation : [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/ Creative Commons], [wiki:Public_domain Wikipedia].

Implicit public domain don't allow duplication :

[..] The distribution of many types of Internet postings (particularly Usenet articles and messages sent to electronic mailing lists) inherently involves duplication. The act of posting such a work can therefore be taken to imply consent to a certain amount of copying, as dictated by the technical details of the manner of distribution. However, it does not imply total waiver of copyright.([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain#.28Almost.29_everything_written_down_is_copyrighted wikipedia]).

See also:

Sample wiki licenses