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I'd like to use code of Cholesky decomposition as shown here:

This page licenses all its code under GNU Free Documentation License

My understanding is that to appropriately include it into something I'm building I need to:

Include license text,
Include license header in appropriate file that containing this Cholesky decomposition.

My problem is who do I list as an author?


Notes:

Copyright header starts:

Copyright  YEAR  YOUR NAME.

Permission is [...].

This page is a wiki-style collection of multiple collaborations. This specific page (page section) was written by many people on many different dates. Clearly I need to specify who has (had?) the copyright as highlighted by this sentence in the license text:

Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way
to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible
for modifications made by others.
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  • I don't think this qualifies as an answer, but I'd personally use "Community" as the author name. If anyone doesn't like it, they'll let you know - and then you'll know what they specifically prefer.
    – KGIII
    Commented Nov 15, 2020 at 21:39
  • @KGIII Would you say that picking this particular license for a wiki is a questionable choice then?
    – Radost
    Commented Nov 15, 2020 at 22:18
  • Not at all. It looks fine. I've got some online stuff with the same license, though I'm the sole author. I'd just credit it to 'community' and probably find a tasteful way to link it to the page in question.
    – KGIII
    Commented Nov 15, 2020 at 22:30

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