Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Free licenses

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 when forwarding the full URL is not convenient.

Berkeley Software Distribution[edit]

BSD

Creative Commons[edit]

Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

Generally, a work licensed under a CC tag with more requirements cannot be integrated into a work licensed under a more permissive CC license (such as integrating a CC-BY-SA work into a CC-BY work), unless the entire target work switches to the less permissive 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 license|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 Licence version 1.0
  • {{OGL-2.0}} — Open Government Licence version 2.0
  • {{OGL-3.0}} — Open Government Licence version 3.0