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Die GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation (oft auch GNU Freie Dokumentationslizenz genannt, englische Originalbezeichnung GNU Free Documentation License, Abkürzungen: GNU FDL, GFDL) ist eine der gebräuchlichsten Lizenzen für so genannte Freie Inhalte. Herausgegeben wird die Lizenz von der Free Software Foundation, der Dachorganisation des GNU-Projekts.

Wenn ein Urheber bzw. Copyrightinhaber (Lizenzgeber) ein Werk unter diese Lizenz stellt, bietet er damit Jedermann sehr weitgehende Nutzungsrechte an diesem Werk an: Die Lizenz gestattet die Vervielfältigung, Verbreitung und Veränderung des Werkes, auch zu kommerziellen Zwecken. Im Gegenzug verpflichtet sich der Lizenznehmer zur Einhaltung der Lizenzbedingungen. Diese sehen unter anderem die Pflicht zur Nennung des Autors bzw. der Autoren vor und verpflichten den Lizenznehmer dazu, abgeleitete Werke unter die selbe Lizenz zu stellen (Copyleft-Prinzip). Wer sich nicht an die Lizenzbedingungen hält, verliert damit automatisch die durch die Lizenz eingeräumten Rechte.

Die GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation wurde ursprünglich geschaffen, um Dokumente, wie beispielsweise Handbücher, die im Rahmen des GNU-Projekts verfasst wurden, unter eine ähnliche Lizenz zu stellen wie die Software selbst und damit entsprechend dem Geist der Bewegung für Freie Software eine freie Verfügbarkeit und die Bekanntgabe und Übertragung von Rechten für jede Person zu garantieren. Das Pendant der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation aus dem Software-Bereich ist die GNU General Public License.

Die umfangreichste Sammlung von Inhalten, die unter der GFDL lizenziert sind, findet sich in der freien Enzyklopädie Wikipedia, die mittlerweile mehr als eine Million Artikel in über 100 Sprachen umfasst. Insbesondere die Nutzung der Lizenz in diesem und ähnlichen Projekten (außerhalb des Bereichs der Software-Dokumentation, für den die Lizenz ursprünglich geschaffen wurde), führte in den letzten Jahren zu einiger Kritik an der Lizenz. Bemängelt wird dabei vor allem, dass die Lizenz im Vergleich zu anderen, später entstandenen Lizenzen für Freie Inhalte zu kompliziert sei. Vor allem die Pflicht, den vollständigen Lizenztext zu veröffentlichen, erschwert die Übernahme von kürzeren Texten erheblich. Außerdem liegt die Lizenz nur in einer englischsprachigen Fassung vor – es gibt lediglich inoffizielle, nicht rechtsverbindliche Übersetzungen.

Deshalb finden zunehmend die deutlich einfacheren und sogar verschiedene nationale Gesetzgebungen berücksichtigende Lizenzen von Creative Commons Verbreitung. Allerdings ist für viele unter der GFDL begonnene Projekte ein Lizenzwechsel praktisch unmöglich, da hierfür die Zustimmung aller Urheber bzw. Copyright-Inhaber eingeholt werden müsste. Aus diesem Grund bemüht sich die Free Software Foundation derzeit darum, zumindest einige Kritikpunkte an der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation durch eine neue Version der Lizenz zu beseitigen. Ob damit eine vollständige Kompatibilität mit der sehr ähnlichen Creative-Commons-Lizenz Namensnennung, Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (CC-BY-SA) erreicht werden kann, ist allerdings unklar.

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Einzelne Artikel oder der gesamte Inhalt des BerlinWiki Wikipedia dürfen unverändert für Print- und Onlinepublikationen übernommen werden. Dabei ist der Abschnitt 2 der GFDL zu beachten. Die Kopie muss dabei vollständig erfolgen, insbesondere ist die Änderungshistorie (sprich die Namen der am Dokument beteiligten Autoren) mit zu kopieren.

Siehe auch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wikipedia:verbatim_copying

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Werden Teile eines Artikels verändert, so ist der Abschnitt 4 der GFDL zu beachten. Insbesondere muss Folgendes gegeben sein:

  • Die veränderte Version oder das neue Werk muss wieder unter der GFDL lizenziert sein.
  • Es muss auf die Urheberschaft des Originals hingewiesen werden.
  • Es muss Zugang zu einer "transparent copy" gewährt werden (im Falle eines Artikels des BerlinWiki sein Text in Wikisyntax, HTML oder einem anderen maschinenlesbaren Format, dessen Spezifikationen frei verfügbar sind).

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Im Falle einer Online-Weiterverbreitung von Inhalten des BerlinWiki besteht ein informelles „Gentlemen-Agreement“: In der Regel werden Autoren damit einverstanden sein, wenn statt einer wörtlichen Auslegung der Lizenz (physische Kopie aller relevanten Daten, Bereitstellung einer transparent copy) folgender Satz unter jeden übernommenen Artikel (im Beispiel: Artikel XYZ) gestellt wird:

Dieses Dokument entstammt in seiner ersten oder einer späteren Version dem BerlinWiki (http://berlin.wikicities.com). Es ist dort zu finden unter dem Stichwort XYZ (http://berlin.wikicities.com/wiki/XYZ), die Liste der bisherigen Autoren befindet sich in der Versionsliste (http://berlin.wikicities.com/index.php?title=XYZ&action=history). Wie in der Wikipedia stehen alle Texte des BerlinWikis unter der GNU Freie Dokumentationslizenz.

„BerlinWiki“ sollte ein direkter Link auf die BerlinWiki-Hauptseite, „Artikel XYZ“ sollte ein direkter Link auf den entsprechenden Artikel im BerlinWiki sein, „Liste der Autoren“ sollte ein direkter Link auf die Versionsgeschichte des jeweiligen Artikels sein (Die Linksyntax ist obigem Beispiel entnehmbar). „GNU Lizenz für freie Dokumentation“ muss auf eine lokale Kopie der Lizenz linken.

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Zur Verwendung von Inhalten des BerlinWiki in gedruckter Form müssen Richtlinien erst noch erarbeitet werden. Vorschläge können auf der Diskussionsseite gegeben werden.

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Selbstverständlich darf aus dem BerlinWiki, genau wie aus jedem anderen Werk auch, zitiert werden. Dabei sind die im Urheberrecht festgelegten Grenzen zu beachten.

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Dieses Dokument entstammt in seiner ersten oder einer späteren Version der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia. Es ist dort zu finden unter den Stichwörtern GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation und Wikipedia:Lizenzbestimmungen, die Listen der bisherigen Autoren befindet sich hier und hier

Es folgt der Originaltext der Lizenz:

GNU Free Documentation License Bearbeiten

Version 1.2, November 2002

Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

0. PREAMBLE

The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other functional and useful document "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or noncommercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.

This License is a kind of "copyleft", which means that derivative works of the document must themselves be free in the same sense. It complements the GNU General Public License, which is a copyleft license designed for free software.

We have designed this License in order to use it for manuals for free software, because free software needs free documentation: a free program should come with manuals providing the same freedoms that the software does. But this License is not limited to software manuals; it can be used for any textual work, regardless of subject matter or whether it is published as a printed book. We recommend this License principally for works whose purpose is instruction or reference.

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You may copy and distribute the Document in any medium, either commercially or noncommercially, provided that this License, the copyright notices, and the license notice saying this License applies to the Document are reproduced in all copies, and that you add no other conditions whatsoever to those of this License. You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading or further copying of the copies you make or distribute. However, you may accept compensation in exchange for copies. If you distribute a large enough number of copies you must also follow the conditions in section 3.

You may also lend copies, under the same conditions stated above, and you may publicly display copies.

3. COPYING IN QUANTITY

If you publish printed copies (or copies in media that commonly have printed covers) of the Document, numbering more than 100, and the Document's license notice requires Cover Texts, you must enclose the copies in covers that carry, clearly and legibly, all these Cover Texts: Front-Cover Texts on the front cover, and Back-Cover Texts on the back cover. Both covers must also clearly and legibly identify you as the publisher of these copies. The front cover must present the full title with all words of the title equally prominent and visible. You may add other material on the covers in addition. Copying with changes limited to the covers, as long as they preserve the title of the Document and satisfy these conditions, can be treated as verbatim copying in other respects.

If the required texts for either cover are too voluminous to fit legibly, you should put the first ones listed (as many as fit reasonably) on the actual cover, and continue the rest onto adjacent pages.

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If a section in the Document is Entitled "Acknowledgements", "Dedications", or "History", the requirement (section 4) to Preserve its Title (section 1) will typically require changing the actual title.

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