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Collection extension still uses GFDL license
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Description has the following in the configuration for the collection extension:

$wgLicenseURL = "";

This page indicates: As of July 15, 2009 Wikipedia has moved to a dual-licensing system that supersedes the previous GFDL only licensing. In short, this means that text licensed under the GFDL only can no longer be imported to Wikipedia, retroactive to 1 November 2008. Additionally, Wikipedia text might or might not now be exportable under the GFDL depending on whether or not any content was added and not removed since July 15. See Wikipedia:Licensing update for further information.

I think that we may be creating books with an incorrect license and that it should probably point to CC-BY-SA 3.0 ;).

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Severity: normal



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Unbreak Now!.Nov 22 2014, 12:01 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz32513.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

What's the correct target page then?

Unknown. When I created the bug, I also sent the notification to WMF legal, and Geoff replied he'd be putting someone on it. TBC.

The GFDL article banner points to [[Wikipedia:Licensing update]] which points to [[Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License]] so we can probably use that link :-)

Change deployed live (local change r2694).

Index: CommonSettings.php

  • CommonSettings.php (revision 2693)

+++ CommonSettings.php (working copy)
@@ -1819,7 +1819,9 @@

		'zim' => 'openZIM',

+ # GFDL is long gone, we use CC-BY-SA 3.0 nowaday. See bug 32513
+ //$wgLicenseURL = "";
+ $wgLicenseURL = "";

	$wgCollectionPortletForLoggedInUsersOnly = $wmgCollectionPortletForLoggedInUsersOnly;
	$wgCollectionArticleNamespaces = $wmgCollectionArticleNamespaces;

Please link the official license page which has translations and so on and is linked from , not the unofficial non-binding page.

Thanks Nemo_bis for catching this. Here is the new version (local revision 2695):

Index: CommonSettings.php

  • CommonSettings.php (revision 2694)

+++ CommonSettings.php (working copy)
@@ -1821,7 +1821,7 @@

+ $wgLicenseURL = "";

	$wgCollectionPortletForLoggedInUsersOnly = $wmgCollectionPortletForLoggedInUsersOnly;
	$wgCollectionArticleNamespaces = $wmgCollectionArticleNamespaces;