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faq:license [2010/10/14 08:17]
198.54.202.22 Correcting some English... change "printing a book and sell it" to "printing a book and selling it"
faq:license [2013/06/21 03:25] (current)
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 ====== Which 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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   - 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 (e.g. printing a book and selling 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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