Talk:GNU Free Documentation License

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Compatible licences[edit]

Is there a list of licences that are compatible with the GFDL?

What I mean is: is there an easy way to discover whether a document or an excerpt from a document can be incorporated in a WikiBook without having to read carefully through all the complicated clauses. For instance, is the OpenOffice Public License compatible (http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/PDL.html).

A concrete example: I would like to take some information from Programming OpenOffice.org with Visual Basic (http://www.kalitech.fr/clients/doc/VB_APIOOo_en.html) and include it in http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:Visual_Basic_Classic but it is under the OO public license which looks to me as though it isn't compatible, but I'm not sure.

This is an edited copy of a post to the corresponding page on WikiBooks: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks_talk:Copyrights. Rob Horning suggested I start a discussion on Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. --Kwhitefoot 18:54, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Changes to the GFDL[edit]

The free software foundation is changing the GFDL.

See http://gplv3.fsf.org/comments/gsfdl-draft-1.html#2197:2088:2227: for the draft and comments. filceolaire on en.wikipedia

A few notes[edit]

The page Meta:Copyrights is tagged outdated. See Meta_talk:Copyrights#Page_outdated

I worry that we're not in compliance with the GFDL for two reasons.

  1. images as part of backups - Talk:Terms_of_use/Archives/2011-12-06#Right_to_Fork
  2. attribution of strange cases - w:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_91#Augmenting_article_history

John Vandenberg (talk) 00:16, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Update category[edit]

{{edit request}}

Please change

[[Category:Copyright]]

to

[[Category:Copyright{{#translation:}}]]

Thanks before! --Kaganer (talk) 13:37, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 22:26, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Broken link[edit]

The link to English Wikipedia is to w:GNU free Documentation License which doesn't exist; the correct page is w:GNU Free Documentation License. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 22:00, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Tagging this with {{editrequest}} so hopefully an admin can get to it. --Habst (talk) 20:40, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. — regards, Revi 17:42, 26 May 2018 (UTC)