Terms of use/Creative Commons 4.0/Cleanup drive

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Coming soon! In the meantime, why not join the discussion?


If you have questions about wiki pages or software interfaces that will need to be updated with CC BY-SA 4.0, this is supposedly the place to ask them. (However, they're not being answered. :-( 😞)

The text at the bottom of every edit page will need to be changed, in every language. On met and en, it currently reads,

"By saving changes, you agree to the Terms of Use, and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL. You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license."

This text is in (wikimedia-copyrightwarning) - MediaWiki:Wikimedia-copyrightwarning. What should it say? It'll need an SDGR clause. --Elvey (talk) 23:17, 7 October 2016 (UTC)


Perhaps the org plans to change the link behind "Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details." to point to the 4.0 license? --Elvey (talk) 19:18, 10 October 2016 (UTC)


This really needs to be addressed. In the past, some pretty shitty things were done in similar situations - like barring PD content from wikipedia. Let's not repeat that, EH? --Elvey (talk) 17:27, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

When was Public Domain images and other stuff, been prohibited (or barred) at Wikipedia ? Nut to the main issue - If it's about editord/contributors taking legal responsibility for future uploads at Wikimedia, then a I'm for. I think... Boeing720 (talk) 02:51, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
I don't recall or care. The boilerplate that appears on every edit page, which is what we're talking about changing, barred it. I put in an editrequest, and it was fixed... it had been wrong for a long time. I can't grok the grammar or meaning of your second sentence. My point is that we should be getting ready now. Not rushing once the change is approved (which it very likely will be).--Elvey (talk) 06:31, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

I assumed all we needed to do is change the 3.0 to a 4.0, what else needs changing? LucasOne (talk) 20:09, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

LucasOne : Umm... I did already say: "It'll need an SDGR clause." ! And mentioned that links would need to change. Etc. --Elvey (talk) 06:31, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
Also, doing just that would break many links. For example,
[1] doesn't exist; your change would break w:Wikipedia:Copyrights.
[2] exists though. --Elvey (talk) 05:24, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

User:Verdy p: thanks for improving my edit to Terms of use/Creative Commons 4.0. However, see my points above re. why we should be getting ready now - you're sending people away for now. Please can we not do that? --Elvey (talk) 06:43, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

"Sending people way" ??? I don't understand your assertion at all, this makes no sense for me. verdy_p (talk) 17:25, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
You made it say, "If the final change is made, join the CC 4.0 cleanup drive to keep all of Wikimedia docs and pages up to date." This is "sending people away for now".
I'll change it to read "Please join the CC 4.0 cleanup drive to determine what Wikimedia software interfaces, docs and pages updates are part of the proposed change to CC BY-SA 4.0. Also, we should be ready to, if the final change is made, implement the updates."--Elvey (talk) 15:23, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

List of pages that will need changing[edit]

What pages will need changing? Starting to list some. (Incomplete!)

  1. w:Wikipedia:Copyrights
  2. w:Wikipedia:Multi-licensing
  3. w:Wikipedia:Userboxes/Large/Licensing
  4. w:Wikipedia:Adding open license text to Wikipedia