In an effort to make licensing the content of this wiki quick and easy, I'm going to use the FreeBSD Documentation License and modify it slightly. In a nutshell, I'd like anybody to be able to do whatever they please with the content of this wiki while retaining the extremely basic right of wiki contributors to have their work acknowledged somewhere in the credits and also not have anybody be able to get in trouble for writing documentation.
If a copyright notice is retained somewhere in the back of derivative works or reproductions, one should be able to search for "StarOS Community Wiki" and easily find this site, thus finding all of the wiki contributors.
The original license from which ours is derived can be found here: http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-doc-license.html
The StarOS Community Wiki Documentation License
Copyright 2006-2008 The StarOS Community Wiki. All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source (database SQL or XML dumps) and 'compiled' forms (SGML, HTML, PDF, PostScript, RTF and so forth) with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
- Redistributions of source code (database SQL or XML dumps) must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer as the first lines of this file unmodified.
- Redistributions in compiled form (transformed to other DTDs, converted to PDF, PostScript, RTF and other formats) must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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