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Wiki's content license clarification
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:40 pm
Under what license the wiki content is? There is no mention of it on the site.
The reason I'm asking this is that I would like to reuse some of the content in my code to help document how some of the nes register, controller etc works. This give me at the same time an easy way to find reference located in the appropriate place.
But if I release that code some day, I don't know if I have to right to use it, if I have to mention a name or something etc.
Who can clarify the license?
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:04 pm
Before I got the database dump of the Wiki from Quietust, there was no explicit license for posted content, so I left it that way. It would probably be a good idea to start licensing all new posted content.
Regardless of the license, the original poster still owns the copyright. If there's a particular piece of code you're interested in, the best bet is to contact the poster (either through the Wiki or on these boards, the usernames are usually the same).
FYI, I'm not a lawyer, just the Wiki sysadmin.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:36 pm
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:54 pm
Great, thanks for the contribution. Once the license will be decided, we will know how the content can be reused.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:12 am
There's not much to discuss... on my viewpoint, of course. Here:
- We're a community, not really a development team, each one with individual goals regarding the NES or its emulation. We're centered on reverse engineering the hardware aspects of the NES console in order to improve (for educational purposes) homebrew, emulation or hardware works.
- All the info regarding the NES hardware is a mix of empirical and REing for complete description of how it works. We're not affiliated or endorsed by any company, neither promoting piracy of (commercial) Nintendo games.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:27 pm
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:33 pm
Okay, I got it. That's why I wanted to post here though.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:19 pm
I would like to suggest WTFPL
, because adding restrictions to information has a nasty tendancy of making that information less useful.