VirtualBox

Ticket #2365 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Please release your wiki contents under a GPL and GFDL dual license

Reported by: jasonspiro2 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

It would be great if you would release all your wiki contents under an open license just like the virt-manager wiki team has done[1]. I suspect that some people would then be more likely to contribute to the wiki.

I suggest a GPL/GFDL dual license so that Debian and Ubuntu could ship material from the wiki, like the user FAQ, as part of their VirtualBox package (they want GPL) yet other wikis could copy from yours (most tech-related wikis require GFDL).

[1].  http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/page/VirtManager:Copyrights#License_for_Contributed_Content

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by jasonspiro2

See also ticket #2364 (Please release your documentation under the GPL), which is closely related.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by jasonspiro2

Maybe I can help you out in a few ways. If I have time:

  • Maybe I can help figure out a list of names and email addresses of everyone who has contributed significant amounts (copyrightable amounts) of text which you then added to the wiki, including HOWTOs, FAQ answers, etc.
  • Maybe I can help email all those people asking for their permission to relicense.
  • Maybe I can help keep track of who has replied to the emails and who hasn't.

Do you want my help?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

We release some Wiki pages under GPL/GFDL, the question is: Which pages do you suggest? I assume the HOWTO/FAQ section?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jasonspiro2

I suggest you release the entire wiki, just like the virt-manager team has done. It is confusing to have only part of a wiki released. If you release the whole wiki, it's simpler. Just stick license icons at the bottom left of every page, and a licensing agreement on the "edit this page" screen and you're done.

If you don't want to release everything: why not?

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Obsolete. Most FAQs are on the forums page.

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