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Wiki License

The license of content of this wiki is CC-BY-SA 3.0. More info on older licenses and the phasing out of GNU FDL 1.2 below.

Older Licenses

The old license for the wiki was GNU Free Documentation License 1.2, without an "or any later version" option, and which was not compatible with the now more common CC-BY-SA license (CC-BY-SA 3.0 in its latest form). This made the content unable to be shared in either direction with wikis using the more common CC-BY-SA license. The license of the wiki was therefore adapted and a dual licensing was introduced on April 17, 2010. The GNU FDL will be phased out as its original authors also suggest to move to the adaption of the CC-BY-SA license.

Switch to newer licensing

  1. Contributors, please give permission for the adaption of your past contributions by signing below.
  2. Older content licensed exclusively under GNU FDL 1.2 will be phased out and single CC-BY-SA licensing introduced

Reuse content

Anything before April 17, 2010 is possibly under the GNU FDL 1.2 license only.

Any page created after April 17, 2010 is fully available under CC-BY-SA. If the page was created earlier, but all previous edits were all by the editors listed below, that page also is fully available under CC-BY-SA.

Where there is a mix of content: if the remaining content from before April 17, 2010 consists of anything more than a few sentence fragments, or 1 or 2 full sentences (such small fragments can be considered "fair use"), this older content needs to be rewritten for the page to be considered fully CC-BY-SA.

The page must be checked before reusing content - see the history tab at the top of the page, and use the "diff" function to see how much content is from before and how much from after the license change.

Giving permission under CC-BY-SA

I agree to license all my edits to the LXDE.org wiki, including all past edits, under CC-BY-SA 3.0 (or whichever local version is appropriate):