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Questions tagged [gfdl]

Questions about GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL is copylefted)

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How does re-licensing without the approval of authors work (eg, wikimedia case)?

Wikipedia (and any other Wikimedia product) change to a dual licence since 01/08/2009. As I understand, that implies they redistribute GFDL licensed text in CC-BY-SA without asking every author (wich ...
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Does the GFDL forbid sending licensed material over a secure connection?

The infamous "DRM clause" of the GFDL reads: You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading or further copying of the copies you make or distribute. From Wikipedia: ...
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Proprietary Software Leveraging GFDL data?

I am building a website that will allow users to enter preferences for certain things (we'll call them cars), and get suggestions for other "cars" that they may be interested in. Finding similarities ...
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Can I sell Wiktionary data?

I'm wanting to sell Wiktionary word definitions - not the raw page HTML and content, but extract the word definitions and package them in a couple of formats: Documents (e.g. PDF) Powerpoints App ...
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GFDL and CC BY-SA compatibility and Use

For Free/Opensource documentation, There are two license widely used. GNU Free Documentation License Creative Commons BY-Share Alike Both say re-distribution must be under same license as GFDL is ...
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Wiki template licensing?

I do some editing for Wiki A, which is generally licensed in a typical wiki fashion: Content is available under GNU FDL 1.3 unless otherwise noted. Wiki B uses some templates I'd like to copy for ...
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Can an author of a GFDL content allow a publisher to publish a propietary derivative?

I wrote some texts and put then in the Wikisource website, which says that the content is available under both CC-BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL. Suppose a certain publisher wants to create a printed book based ...
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Using Wiktionary data in mobile app

I'm planning a language app for mobile devices using data from Wiktionary. I'm planning on web-scraping the content and compiling it into a database that I'll package with my app. Most Wiktionary ...
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My university is asking to choose between BY-SA and GFDL to release my work

An infographic I designed is to be uploaded to my university website. They have asked me to choose between the BY-SA and GFDL to release my work. I tried looking up the difference but I cannot find ...
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License Comptatibility with GSuite?

Are websites made with Google Sites compatible with GPL 3.0? A prospective user can create a web site with Google Sites using the web editor, but the HTML output, which may be interprited as the ...
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How do Wikipedia licenses, CC-BY-SA and GFDL differ?

Wikipedia licenses most of their text and images under two licenses, CC-BY-SA and GFDL. We can choose either of the licenses while using the work. I know both of them are copyleft licenses and ...
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Copy part of GNU FDL-licensed document

I'm writing some documentation for a project of mine. This project depends on a GNU project so I must license it under the GNU GPL. In future, it might be integrated in that GNU project so I'm ...