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[edit] Discussion about licensing

Shall we continue to operate with CC BY SA license? I think we can also "Dual-license" to make content compatible with GnuFreedoc (so that it's compatible with Wikipedia, etc), similar to what http://aboutus.org has done: http://www.aboutus.org/AboutUs:Copyrights

Personally, I think we should address this for all content on all public sites, soon. That way there is no potential issue with newcomers down the road. --SamRose 13:13, 16 September 2007 (EDT)

I'm not sure I see the pros and cons of the different choices. Could we create a summary table with Pros and Cons columns where we would list the different choices of licenses. -- FredericBaud 14:43, 16 September 2007 (EDT)

Open Licenses: Pros and Cons
License CC By Attribution Share-Alike Non-Commercial Use GnuFreedoc License GnuFreedoc dual with CC BY SA
Pros Widely recognized/Researched Allows re-use, modification, gives reciprocation of recognition Allows re-use, modification, and ensures that future generations of content shall remain in the "knowledge commons" Allows for possible monetization of content/IP later A widely adopted license, adds both "BY" and "SA" clauses (same pros and cons others? please list here)
Make compatible with Wikipedia, if I understand your point above? What does it mean, cross-imports? -- FredericBaud 02:46, 18 September 2007 (EDT)
Bridges compatibility
Cons May turn off some participants?
On which ground? -- FredericBaud 02:46, 18 September 2007 (EDT)
Exclusionary to those who do not want open re-use of content, with attribution clause Exclusionary to those who do not want open re-use of content, with clause that derivatives must also share alike restricts re-use to non-commercial purposes Not compatible with other common open license schemes otherwise, same "cons" as stand alone CC BY SA and GnuFeedoc

[edit] Site maintenance

[edit] Spam

Seems we've got a couple of modification by bots on certain pages today. We should install captchas for anonymous postings. Any input on the best captchas for MediaWiki are welcome. -- FredericBaud 10:55, 11 October 2007 (EDT)

I had to disallow anonymous editing as a quick fix to the bot(s) that is apparently spamming this wiki. I'd revert to allowing anonymous editing with captchas when I had found time to investigate the setup of this type of solution for MediaWiki. For the time being, please login before modifying pages. -- FredericBaud 16:25, 15 October 2007 (EDT)

Testing captcha for anonymous edits. Does it work? -- 14:12, 16 October 2007 (EDT) - FredericBaud

Sorry for missing this message, Fred. Rigth now I can't post anaonymously to this wiki, so I don't think the captcha is set up correctly. --SamRose 09:06, 30 October 2007 (EDT)

Right. I installed the module and did a couple of tries modifying LocalSettings.php but could not get a captcha displayed for anonymous postings. Since I could not make it work then I maintained the policy of forbidding anonymous posts because of the spam targeting this wiki. I did not work on the problem again since October 16, explaining why anonymous postings is still forbidden. -- FredericBaud 10:38, 30 October 2007 (EDT)

I had to turn the http://www.barcampbank.org into authentified edit mode because a series of spam on the main page. This wiki does not have a lot of activity so it should not be really a problem. It would be nice if we could get the captchas working for anonymous edit. I don't have a lot of time on my hands right now, nor do I feel this is a high priority. It would be nice anyhow. -- FredericBaud 12:30, 27 November 2007 (EST)

[edit] Outage

Friday 19 Oct, 2007: we just got an outage today. The hosting services harshly rebooted the server without prior warning. I've just beginning restarting the standard services (http, named,...). I know I should put this in the boot script, but I'm not used of having server reboot, and you what, you tend to become lazy.

If you see anything not working properly, please let me know, I may have forgotten a couple of processes. -- FredericBaud 10:02, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

Will keep my eyes open --SamRose 09:06, 30 October 2007 (EDT)

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