Template talk:GPL

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Eg at Image:Info bulb.png, the image at the top of the page is the lightbulb thingy, and there isn't an image at the bottom of the page. Whatcha mean, Erik? Martin 20:06, 22 Feb 2004 (UTC)



When I type {{GPL}}, I don't particularly expect to see anything to do with Creative Commons. Why's it there? Lupin 14:01, 8 Jul 2004 (UTC)

And what does the GPL, which is a software license, have to do with images? Are screenshots of GPLicensed programs automatically {{GPL}}? --Ardonik 09:40, Aug 2, 2004 (UTC)

No, they aren't. Pictures are data, but you can still license them any way you like. I've personally licensed several documents and pictures I've authored under the GPL because I've not seen much harm in doing so. The source vs. binary distinction and different rules for each don't apply in most cases so it may seem a bit weird, but I don't think it's illegal. An expert opinion would be appreciated. --Joy [shallot] 19:38, 6 Oct 2004 (UTC)
IANAL (but I did stay at a holiday inn last night) -- Because of the way the GPL is worded, you can attach it to any copyrighted work; however, the FSF recommends that you use the GFDL (which was designed for multiple formats) for anything other than software (which should use the GPL or LGPL). Oh, and as far as formats - both the GFDL and GPL say that it should be in the format preferred by humans for modifying them - so for wikipedia's text, that's wiki-format; for images, that can be the final image format or intermediate steps. →Raul654 22:07, Oct 6, 2004 (UTC)

Sharp GNU Head[edit]

I have uploaded a different version of the GNU Head logo which doesn’t look blurry after downscaling, like the one used currently:

old→GNU head GNU head←new

Image:The GNU logo.png just have to be changed to Image:Heckert GNU white.svg but I don’t have privileges to do it myself. Please see Wikipedia talk:Image copyright tags#Sharp GNU Head. Rafał Pocztarski 05:43, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

It has already been changed by Quadell. Thanks. Rafał Pocztarski 05:51, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Heckert GNU white.svg is the better option as far as commons is concerned. I'm just wandering around replacing the other GNU heads with it right now. Janizary 02:40, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

De-tableize?[edit]

Perhaps this template should be de-tableized and converted into a <div>? Sample:

This work is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Code:

<div style="text-align:justify; background:#f1f1de; border:1px solid #cc9; padding:8px; font-size:80%"><p>This work is [[free software]]; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the [[GNU General Public License]] as published by the [[Free Software Foundation]]; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.</p>

<p>This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License] for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA</p></div>

Haha, forgot to sign it! – TTD Bark! (pawprints) July 4, 2005 03:05 (UTC)

Interwiki link to vi:[edit]

Please add an interwiki link to the Vietnamese version of this template:

[[vi:Tiêu bản:GPL]]

Thanks.

 – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 10:45, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Also for de:Vorlage:Bild-GPL please. TZMT (de:T) 16:40, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

The vi and de links listed above aren't actually in the template, so I'm putting editprotected up. --ais523 14:37, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Done. NCurse work 19:59, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

FSF Address change[edit]

This template should be updated. The new FSF address is: 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonderstruck (talkcontribs)

Done. --Fang Aili talk 14:08, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

eu interwiki[edit]

Please, add the next interwiki if it is possible: eu:Txantiloi:GPL. Thanks. --81.39.61.206 09:53, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --  Netsnipe  ►  12:24, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Version 2 template?[edit]

This template refers to version 2 or later of the GPL. As with {{GFDL}} versus {{GFDL 1.2}}, it would help to have a version of this template which permits version 2 only. Could someone with appropriate access please copy this template to {{GPL 2}}, replace "either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version." with "version 2 of the license only." in that template, and add permanent protection like this template? (I could do the first two steps if the copy need not require history preservation, but as with other license templates an admin would then need to add the protection.) Thank you. -- Josh Triplett 20:37, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind: it looks like the desired template already exists as {{GPL-2}}, though the image licensing pages don't point to that page. I'll fix that, and move the request for protection to that template's talk page. -- Josh Triplett 03:35, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

"(at your option)"[edit]

I think the words "(at your option)" are intended as an instruction to the creator of the work, not to the person who receives the work. "version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version" should be rewritten to read "version 2 of the License, or any later version". —Remember the dot (t) 02:23, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Done. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 04:42, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! —Remember the dot (t) 16:32, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Problematic line break[edit]

{{editprotected}} These lines are causing a spacing issue on Template:MTL:

<includeonly>[[Category:GPL images|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly>
<noinclude>
[[Category:Image copyright tags|{{PAGENAME}}]]

Please remove the line break between the first and second lines, like this:

<includeonly>[[Category:GPL images|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly><noinclude>
[[Category:Image copyright tags|{{PAGENAME}}]]

I tested this with the sandbox templates {{X6}} and {{X7}} and it appears to correct the spacing issue. —Remember the dot (talk) 23:21, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Done. CMummert · talk 02:04, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! —Remember the dot (talk) 03:48, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Ru-wiki[edit]

{{editprotected}}
Please add [[ru:Шаблон:GPL]] -- Alex Spade 11:59, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Done. -- JLaTondre 13:37, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Please keep template left-aligned[edit]

Please ALWAYS keep GPL template left-aligned, and unifirm all templates to left-alignment. Wikinger 08:58, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Link to the text of the GPL[edit]

Following the format of Template:GFDL, shouldn't this template link to Wikipedia:Text of the GNU General Public License instead of GNU General Public License? -- Adam Katz (talk) 21:38, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

I believe so. See below. Superm401 - Talk 07:28, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Issues[edit]

See commons:Template talk:GPL for issues I have identified with Commons' GPL tags, which apply here too. Superm401 - Talk 07:28, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

The template now links to both version 2 and version 3. Superm401 - Talk 10:58, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Iwiks[edit]

{{editprotected}} Plz, add

[[ja:Template:GPL]]
[[ko:틀:GPL]]

thx. Alex Spade (talk) 09:06, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Superm401 - Talk 10:53, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Also bg:Шаблон:GPL. Or better, use <noinclude>{{Documentation}}</noinclude>. --Петър Петров (talk) 13:38, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Add interwiki[edit]

{{Editprotect}}

Please add cs interwiki:

[[cs:Šablona:GPL]]

--Sevela.p (talk) 08:01, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Add it to Template:GPL/doc. Cheers. --MZMcBride (talk) 08:09, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Indonesian version[edit]

I try to translate it, but how to add the interwiki. Reindra (talk) 14:20, 24 April 2009 (UTC)