LQWiki talk:Copyrights

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Typos:
As of August 17th, 2005, (comma, probably)
how it has been (repeated "is")
other peoples' work (possessive apostrophe)
Digiot 07:08, Jan 1, 2006 (EST)

For whatever it is worth at the bottom of each page where it says these pages are under a CC license the word license is misspelled. And sorry if this is the wrong place to put it, I just hope it gets noticed. Lamb 00:34, Aug 18, 2005 (EDT)

This has been fixed. Thanks. Jeremy 10:06, Aug 18, 2005 (EDT)
This has not been fixed. 10 years ago!? I imagine it was fixed in a different origin than the one where the fix that was done. All pointed typos are there right now. -- Dedeco (talk) 04:20, November 9, 2015 (EST)

When I contribute am I the author under the creative commons license? Who owns the copyright? Who is issuing the license? When I contribute to wikipedia I give ownership to them and they issue the license. The license says to give credit to the author but this can be difficult with a wiki. Maybe you should state that all contributions are considered "work for hire" and therefore linuxquestions.org is the author. Maybe you should use the license that wikipedia uses. -Jeff

When you contribute, you are the author and the holder of the copyright. You are licensing your work to us under the terms of the Creative Commons license (the attribution-sharealike varient or by-sa for short). You hold the copyright to the material you contribute (but not the article as a whole if you're editing an existing article) so you can do anything you like with it. A "work for hire" clause might have been considered, but might have interfered with reuse of Creative Commons material (not that there are a lot of Creative Commons material yet to reuse) and discouraged people from contributing. There are reasons that we don't use the GFDL (the copyleft licensing that Wikipedia uses), and the main reason that the Wikipedia doesn't use Creative Commons is simply that it hadn't come out yet. (Under the GFDL, reusing a 1-2 page article could mean attaching 12 pages of legalese, with Creative Commons, all you have to do is say who you got it from and that you are releasing it under Creative Commons (by-sa).) Crazyeddie 16:29, Jul 26, 2004 (EDT)

PS: please sign your posts with four tildes (~).