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For the templates used in this list containing the license' grant text see Category:License templates. List agreed by Elin (talkcontribs)


This is a list of suitable licenses (rearranged, --CirTap (talkcontribs) 12:26, 7 May 2008 (EDT))

  • {{JEDL}}|Joomla! Electronic Documentation Licence (recommended)
  • {{Unknown}}|I don't know exactly
  • Other free licenses:
    • {{PD}}|PD: public domain
    • {{GFDL}}|GFDL: GNU Free Documentation License
    • {{LGPL}}|LGPL: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • {{GPL}}|GPL: GNU General Public License
  • Creative Commons (exception):
  • Non-free license (exception):



The wiki already features content that does NOT comply to the JEDL

  • Articles and probably most media files copied from joomla.org are {{CC-by-sa-2.5}}
  • The various Joomla! Logos, which I believe are not JEDL compliant either ({{CopyrightByOSM}}?)
  • People's fotos are unlikely compliant to JEDL (ie. GHOP students)
  • consider adding {{PD}}, probably provides not harm, and {{GFDL}}.
    • "tiny" licence templates can be made available to display a licence icon only instead of the big boxes

--CirTap 12:37, 22 March 2008 (EDT)

Content on the j.org sites is all copyright OSM so it is fine to use here as are the logos. We can ask James about issuing a second license with JEDL but I don't see that as a problem at all.

Photos should be considered fair use I think, or when someone submits a photo they have the copyright for they can give fair use permission. Elin

GFDL would be a problem potentially because it conflicts with JEDL, since JEDL is less free. We wrote the JEDL because the GFDL and CC did not meet our needs.

I would question whether we should allow any CC materials into the wiki. First, we are making a combined work and that is very tricky. Because the work as a whole is NOT going to be CC, it is JEDL and that precisely allows some things that CC-NC and CC-A do not allow.

I would urge strict compliance on this because we want to be able to reuse these materials as we wish without having to worry. Any other way and we will need a paragraph by paragraph data base with licensing.

Elin