"Michael Sha" <sha(a)deas.harvard.edu> wrote in message
Imagine a wiki focused on helping people understand
how to invest. We've
taken a big step in the right direction but need more amazing people to
us turn the vision into reality. Check us out: there
are articles about
kinds of companies and also interesting concepts,
trends, and investing
ideas like the iPhone, Renewable Energy, Mobile phone usage in China, The
Hurricane Season, and The Impact of Internet Advertising. And we've
extended mediawiki in some pretty cool ways.
Point 8 in the terms of service includes the line (emphasis mine):
"You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of,
publicly display or in any way exploit, any of the content, SOFTWARE, and/or
materials available on Wikinvest, in whole or in part, except as expressly
provided in Nvest's policies and procedures made available via Wikinvest."
Isn't this a violation of the GPL for MediaWiki. Or perhaps it is referring
to some other software (in which case clarification is probably required)?
In addition I found no mention that the site was powered by MediaWiki and
that the software, including any modifications you have made, is available
under the GPL. I am unsure whether this is a requirement, though - perhaps
someone can clarify that.
Finally, there is a lot of help content that has been copied from Wikipedia,
and aside from a 'thank you' on the contents page there is no
attribution. These pages need a clear link to the source article, and to
the full GFDL text. Also, it should be noted that all edits made to these
pages are also (by definition) licensed under the GFDL. If it would make
things easier, there are some public domain help pages being developed at
, which aren't quite as good or as thorough, but which may
be used without attribution.
- Mark Clements (HappyDog)