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-====== What License is DokuWiki Under? =======+====== Which License is DokuWiki Under? =======
  
 :?: I'm a little bit confused about the license of [[:DokuWiki]]. Can I use it on a commercial website? :?: I'm a little bit confused about the license of [[:DokuWiki]]. Can I use it on a commercial website?
  
-The short answer is yes. But let's explain it a little bit: in fact there are two licenses. One for the //software// called DokuWiki and one for the //content// in my DokuWiki installation at [[http://www.dokuwiki.org/|www.dokuwiki.org]].+The short answer is yes. 
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 +But let's explain it a little bit: in fact there are two licenses. One for the //software// called DokuWiki and one for the //content// in the DokuWiki installation at [[http://www.dokuwiki.org/|www.dokuwiki.org]]. 
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 +===== DokuWiki Software ===== 
 :!: The one that is probably the one you are interested in, is the one for the //software//. It's the **GNU General Public License** (or shorter: GPL). This means (simply spoken): :!: The one that is probably the one you are interested in, is the one for the //software//. It's the **GNU General Public License** (or shorter: GPL). This means (simply spoken):
  
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 But you have to accept these terms: But you have to accept these terms:
  
-  - There are __no guarantees__ of any kind - if it breaks anything for you then it's your problem ((of course you can kindly ask for help ;-)))+  - There are __no guarantees__ of any kind - if it breaks anything for you then it's your problem((Of course you can kindly ask for help;-)))
   - If you want to redistribute the software you need to do this under the terms of the GPL, which means you have to redistribute the full sourcecode (including your modifications) too.   - If you want to redistribute the software you need to do this under the terms of the GPL, which means you have to redistribute the full sourcecode (including your modifications) too.
   - You may __not__ redistribute the software and say you wrote it all yourself - but that is pretty obvious anyway isn't it?   - You may __not__ redistribute the software and say you wrote it all yourself - but that is pretty obvious anyway isn't it?
  
-:!: The second license applies to all the //content// which is created here in the DokuWiki at [[http://www.dokuwiki.org/|www.dokuwiki.org]]. It is licensed under the **Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike license** (abbreviation: CC-BY-NC-SA). Again a simple explanation:+===== Contents of dokuwiki.org ===== 
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 +:!: The second license applies to all the //content// which is created here in the DokuWiki at www.dokuwiki.org. It is licensed under the **Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike license** (abbreviation: CC-BY-SA). Again a simple explanation:
  
 Again you get some rights: Again you get some rights:
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   - If you redistribute you have to do it under the same terms   - If you redistribute you have to do it under the same terms
-  - You may __not__ use the content commercially (eg. printing a book and sell it) 
   - If you redistribute the content you have to say who the original author is - In the case of this wiki it's enough to give the originating URL and name the author as //DokuWiki Community//   - If you redistribute the content you have to say who the original author is - In the case of this wiki it's enough to give the originating URL and name the author as //DokuWiki Community//
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 +===== More Info =====
  
 For further information about the licenses see For further information about the licenses see
  
   * [[http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html|Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL]]   * [[http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html|Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL]]
-  * [[http://creativecommons.org/learn/|Creative Commons learn more]]+  * [[http://creativecommons.org/learn/|Creative Commons — learn more]]
  
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