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 (

A concrete example: I would like to take some information from Programming with Visual Basic ( and include it in 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: Rob Horning suggested I start a discussion on Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. --Kwhitefoot 18:54, 19 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changes to the GFDL[edit]

The free software foundation is changing the GFDL.

See 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The page Meta:Copyrights is tagged outdated.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)Reply[reply]

Update category[edit]

{{edit request}}

Please change




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

Done. Matiia (talk) 22:26, 27 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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