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- All code should state the license even if it's the Expat license. Code contributed under the "MIT license" is licensed under the Expat license.
Not so basic rules
- Prior to 9 December 2011, the site license was the GNU Free Document License (GFDL) version 1.2. Content contributed under other licenses was allowed but had to be specifically stated.
- Text contributed prior to 9 December 2011 is licensed under the GFDL v.1.2.
- Code not referring to a license, contributed before 9 December 2011, may technically be licensed under the GFDL v.1.2, a very awkward license for software.
- Code frequently cites the "MIT license", this is ambiguous and may refer to many different licenses but frequently refers to the Expat license or the X11 license.
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- ↑ if content is licensed under a creative commons, GNU Public License, or other free license, then everyone is a licensee and may contribute the work here; however, even if the license does not require it (or the work is in the public domain) the author should be credited
- ↑ The servers for this wiki are in the State of Utah; however, the wiki is owned an operated by residents of EU member nations
- ↑ Code contributed to this site by a person other than the author pursuant to it being licensed under the "MIT license" at another site, must be investigated before it can be certain that it is under the Expat license, as the term "MIT license" is ambiguous. However, code contributed by the author to this cite which references the "MIT license" will be deemed to be licensed under the unambiguous Expat license. It is important to note whether the contributor on this site is the author.