Hi - to tell the truth, I'm not actually sure how the GFDL would affect your particular case. I'm not really very knowledgable about the details. Perhaps someone at Wikipedia:Village pump might be able to help. Sorry I can't give a better answer than that. -- Vardion 05:09, 17 Apr 2004 (UTC)
GFDL Images Used in Software/Web Apps
I came across Image:BlankMap-World.png while looking for a decent "free" world map for a web project I have in mind. Seeing that the license for this image is the GFDL, I was hoping someone would explain how I comply if I use the image in software.
My thought was to use this map and change the colors of various countries based on data in my database. Then I would output the colored map on my website.
How does the GFDL apply to this situation? Do I just need to make the modified maps downloadable (they will be since they'll be images linked by the HTML)? Or does the software have to use the GPL or something? (I may very well use the GPL for my software anyway, but I want to understand the implications before I bother using the image).
Thanks! --Boone 03:09, Apr 18, 2004 (UTC)
- It means you can modify them anyway you like, using the tools you like, but if you release it in a way at all, it has to be released under the GFDL (ie. on your website you would have to say underneath "These maps are derived from maps available from Wikipedia (link) and are available under the GFDL..." Hope that helps. Pete/Pcb21 (talk) 18:47, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Heh, I expect that wasn't a lot of help. Some issues:
- The GFDL is incompatible with GPL (and most other things), so you'll have to load the image from a file, not embed it in an executable.
- You'll need to copy the text of the GFDL with the image file, and let people know somehow (eg, via a License.txt) that the image is under the GFDL.
- Possibly the software might need to have the facility to display the text of the GFDL, etc, but I don't know for sure.
You'll be wanting to ask the FSF for help, I expect. Good luck! Martin 15:01, 24 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Simple citations or a rewrite aren't enough. The article is up for deletion because musicians need to meet general and music-specific notability guidelines, and she does not. MSJapan (talk) 21:17, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. The current page makes no mention of being deleted on account of notability, just because of copyright violation. Can you remove the copyright violation (the present article does not copy the newspaper article) and put the notability issues there? Then if interested contributors can establish notability, great, if not, so be it. Thanks. Boone (talk) 00:33, 23 July 2008 (UTC)