[wp-docs] Copyright implications of using templates taken from Wikipedia

hakre hanskrentel at yahoo.de
Tue Jun 8 15:05:44 UTC 2010

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Betreff: Re: [wp-docs] Copyright implications of using templates taken from Wikipedia

On 6/8/10 8:08 AM, Arlen Beiler wrote:
> > No, I am not the author, but I am an active worker on Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Wikisource. The templates and so forth that we have there are phenomenal, and being that the Codex seemed to be lacking something, I copied them over. Would it be possible to license certain things under CC-by-SA?
> Arlen: you may not put existing work into our Codex unless it is licensed under the GPL. Period. Stick with original content to avoid this issue. Thanks.

GPL compatible is enough and it must be  to version 2 only might one admit.

Contacting the original author of those and getting a fitting license for them can do the job as well. So there are multiple paths to solve that.



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