[Discuss] wikifab license

Clément Flipo clement at wikifab.org
Tue Sep 6 07:11:53 UTC 2016

Hi Matt, Hi All,

I am Clément Flipo, co-founder of Wikifab.

You're right, this is unclear. Sorry for that...

Wikifab source code <https://github.com/Wikifab/wikifab-main> is in fact
made of multiple extensions for Mediawiki (Mediawiki is released under the
GNU General Public License).

We have developed new extensions (these are under MIT license) and other
extensions that are modification of existing ones. Our modifications of
those existing extensions are made under the same license than they were
originally (generally GNU).

The "CC-AA" is a mistake. I have fixed it. In fact the CC licenses concerns
the content hosted on Wikifab (the open hardware projects). If you want to
discuss about the licenses for open hardware projects on Wikifab, we have
created this topic
our forum. And for the licenses of the software, we have created this topic

I'll send another message to this list to explain what we are up to at
Wikifab and talk about more general topics.

Thanks for having pointed this issue out!


On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a new website trying to help document OSHW.
> http://en.wikifab.org/index.php/Main_Page
> Their license is unclear because on this page they say
> http://en.wikifab.org/index.php/Wikifab:About
> "Wikifab source code is released under the MIT license and is freely
> downloadable on Github. The documentation to install your own Wikifab
> instance can be found here."
> ...but on this page they say...
> http://en.wikifab.org/index.php/Wikifab:Organization
> "If individuals or cooperatives wish to sell Wikifab software, they are
> free to do so, although modifications of the Wikifab software have to be
> licensed under the open source license CC-AA."
> There's no such thing as the CC-AA license and at any rate the CC licenses
> aren't the same thing as the MIT license. https://creativecommons.org/
> licenses/
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