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Attribution: This page includes content by [{{{url}}} {{{author}}}], licensed as {{{license}}} (which allows reuse under Appropedia's CC-by-sa license).

This is a template to go on pages including information from any open content source. (Some sources which are often used on Appropedia have their own template - these are found at Category:Attribution templates.)

The ported page may change significantly, but this template should remain on the page as long as there is something recognizable left from the original.


There are three parameters which must be included, in the form url=... etc. (The order is not important.) The parameters are:

  • url = the web address of the specific used.
  • author = the writer of the content. In some cases (such as a wiki, or where the author name is not obvious) it may be suitable to use the name (not the address) of the website), e.g. wikiHow, or Fred's Blog.
  • license = the license for the website, preferably expressed as a link, with the same url used in the source page. If you're confused about the link, a raw url is acceptable. The only acceptable license types here are CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, or public domain. These are the only licenses[1] which allow reuse by Appropedia - anything under an incompatible license which is added here is a copright violation and, sadly, must be removed.

To use this template include, in your page above categories, the following line:


{{attrib|url=http://www.urbansprout.co.za/population_growth_has_no_relation_to_global_warming|author=Ahmed|license=[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/za/ CC-BY-SA]}}


Attribution: This page includes content by Ahmed, licensed as CC-BY-SA (which allows reuse under Appropedia's CC-by-sa license).


  1. Strictly speaking, public domain is a lack of license, but you get the idea.