Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Free licenses

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Free content is free as in freedom. This page links to some of the most popular licenses for releasing such content. This page can be reached via http://enwp.org/WP:ICT/FL or http://tinyurl.com/WikiFree if you wish to refer someone to the page when forwarding the full URL is not convenient.

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Berkeley Software Distribution[edit]

BSD


Creative Commons[edit]

Creative Commons, some rights reserved.
  • {{cc-zero}} — Creative commons zero 1.0 license.
  • {{cc-by}} — Attribution 1.0 license.
  • {{cc-by-2.0}} — Attribution 2.0 license.
  • {{cc-by-2.5}} — Attribution 2.5 license.
    • {{cc-by-2.5-in}} — Attribution 2.5 India license based on Indian law.
  • {{cc-by-3.0}} — Attribution 3.0 license
    • {{Kremlin.ru}} — Images from Kremlin.ru, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.
  • {{cc-by-4.0}} — Attribution 4.0 license.
  • {{cc-sa}} — ShareAlike 1.0 license.
  • {{cc-by-sa}} — Attribution-Sharealike 1.0 license.
  • {{cc-by-sa-2.0}} — Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 license.
  • {{cc-by-sa-2.5}} — Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 license.
    • {{cc-by-sa-2.5-in}} — Attribution-Sharealike 2.5 India license based on Indian law.
  • {{cc-by-sa-3.0}} — Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 license.
  • {{cc-by-sa-4.0}} — Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license.

Other Creative Commons licenses exist but are non-free for use in Wikipedia. See Non-free Creative Commons licenses for a full list and explanation.


Free Art license (Licence Art Libre)[edit]

Free Art license


GNU's Not Unix![edit]

GNU

NB: These licenses require reprinting the entire license text with any reuse of the image. If you created the image yourself, please consider using a different license. If one include any of the content, the entire book/section goes under GFDL, unlike CC-BY-SA


Massachusetts Institute of Technology[edit]

MIT
  • {{MIT|Copyright holder}}MIT License. This tag is designed for MIT images licensed by others (usually as part of a software package). Do not use it to tag images you created yourself, since the MIT license is intended to be applied to software, not images. Use another free license.


Mozilla[edit]

Mozilla


UK Government[edit]

Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • {{OGL}} — Open Government License.