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copied in part from Talk:Image policy#Copyrighted images for special cases

Looks good, and I agree that it's a good idea to have this option. But should we perhaps change the disclaimer at the bottom of all pages, which reads "Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0," to something more nuanced? Clearly, not all of our content is Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0. --Peter Talk 12:06, 19 February 2008 (EST)

Yeah, definitely, what about just removing the 1.0? Where should we move this convo too before we fly off on a tangent? – cacahuate talk 00:56, 21 February 2008 (EST)
Yes, lets continue this tangent at MediaWiki talk:Copyright#Nuance. --Peter Talk 01:09, 21 February 2008 (EST)
To change the part "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0.", we would need to have help from someone with root access, which frankly doesn't seem too likely. Perhaps just change it to "Most content is available under $1"? Or to "Content is available under $1, with certain limitations"? Then we could link to Copyleft, which, by the way, does need some revision to clarify obligations to downstream users. --Peter Talk 01:09, 21 February 2008 (EST)
You seem to have your head wrapped around where our license needs to be, maybe you should revise the copyleft in your sandbox so we can see it and discuss as needed – cacahuate talk 01:22, 21 February 2008 (EST)

To revive this old discussion, I'm inclined to change this message to:

Content is available under $1, with [[Copyleft|limitations]].

Objections? --Peter Talk 19:58, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

Well... since it's actually only images that are subject to various licenses, how about this:
Text is available under ccbysa 1.0; images are available under various licenses
I think this is accurate, right? And it's something that we can change without root access, which is nice – cacahuate talk 21:19, 21 June 2008 (EDT)
Correct, that looks good to me. I don't know whether its length might cause format problems, though—maybe take out the "are available" part if that's a problem? --Peter Talk 21:38, 21 June 2008 (EDT)
Well, I just tested it... the length is no problem, the text wraps just fine... however wikilinks aren't recognized, so I think we have to create "$2" for the second link... and I'm assuming that involves root access? – cacahuate talk 22:38, 21 June 2008 (EDT)
Ah right, that's what stopped me from using my version earlier... Any chance you're feeling up to pestering IB? --Peter Talk 22:53, 21 June 2008 (EDT)
Definitely... but I'll wait a bit for others to chime in on this idea and the wording, just in case :) – cacahuate talk 23:52, 21 June 2008 (EDT)

Alright, I updated this, still not the best, since 2$ should be created, linking to How to re-use Wikitravel guides.... but it's better than it was ;) – cacahuate talk 20:57, 16 June 2009 (EDT)

Figured out how to do this without creating $2, with a little help from the wikipedia copyright page.... I've made the change – cacahuate talk 20:10, 21 June 2009 (EDT)