[cc-community] Putting a CC-mark within wiki markup
ml at creativecommons.org
Fri Oct 3 19:21:23 EDT 2008
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Chris Watkins
<chriswaterguy at appropedia.org> wrote:
> Has anyone worked out a need way to display a CC-BY-SA mark within a
> (MediaWiki) wiki page? I tried to add it, but it's a mess - see here.
> Any solution or "best available hack" would be much appreciated!
Copying and pasting HTML into MediaWiki articles usually doesn't work out well.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgRawHtml is apparently not
safe, but lists some other options.
> To explain the (very exciting) background to this: At Appropedia, we're very
> happy that a book is being edited on our wiki (The Transition Handbook - if
> you're from the UK you'll probably know the Transition Towns movement).
> But as it will be printed, and we can't wait for GFDL and CC-BY-SA to be
> made interoperable, we want to dual license just these pages - not the wiki
> as a whole. So I want to place a CC button on the template that appears on
> every Transition Handbook page.
Using the raw HTML form of the CC license (with RDFa) is nice, but not
required to license stuff. I'm sure you've seen the approach taken on
Wikimedia Commons and elsewhere -- a license template which is
included in multi-licensed articles.
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