Template documentation[edit source]

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.

Usage[edit source]

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

  • link = the link address of the specific page used.
  • wikiname = the name of the wiki.
  • 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, but it's best to use either an interwiki link (when the wiki is on our Interwiki map or an external link.

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 at the bottom of a page, include it above categories, with all the parameters filled in. For example:

{{Attrib wiki
|wikiname = Wikinews
|link = [http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Report_urges_Kenya_to_ban_plastic_bags Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags]
|license = [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.5]


Common wikis[edit source]

Reuse these as appropriate, just inserting the specific url:

{{Attrib wiki
|wikiname = Greenlivingpedia
|link = [[Greenlivingpedia:SOURCE PAGENAME]]
|license = [[Greenlivingpedia:Copyright|CC-BY-SA-3.0]][http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/]

Notes[edit source]

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