Compatable documentation license?

Asked by Duncan Lithgow on 2008-07-01

I am working on documentation wiki's outside Ubuntu. I want to make sure that they have a license which allows the documentation from those wikis to be included in Ubuntu. My specific case is Linux Questions which says

"As of August 17th, 2005 the LQ Wiki allows you to use either the CC by-sa license or the GFDL. All articles in the main namespace are licensed under the CC by-sa license (which is how is has been from the beginning). All GFDL content must go in the GFDL namespace."

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Dougie Richardson
Solved:
2008-07-11
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2008-07-11
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2008-07-11

We're using the CC-BY-SA in the System Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/newtoubuntu/C/legal.html). Looking over the GFDL, it would seem the two are similar but there a number of conditions on modifying the GFDL the may be problematic within our structure. The easiest answer would be to stick with the same licence - CC-BY-SA.

Thanks Dougie Richardson, that solved my question.