On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 15:30:35 -0600, Wes Mauer <wmauer(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I've looked around the site and through the
archives, but I have not
found how you can change the license message from within WikiMedia.
What I am looking to do, is remove the GFDL text that appears in the
bottom of my Wiki, and replace it with a notice indicating that the
material (documents) is property of my employer. If anyone could point
me to some documentation on how to do this, that would be much
appreciated. Thanks in advance!
As with pretty much all aspects of the interface, you can change this
by editing pages in the "MediaWiki namespace" - go to
[[Special:Allmessages]] in your wiki for a complete list, and search
for the text you want to change. In this case, the page to edit seems
to be [[MediaWiki:Copyright]] (you have to be logged into an account
with "sysop" status to edit MediaWiki: pages). See also
There are also some variables relating to copyright in
LocalSettings.php / DefaultSettings.php, but if you can't work out how
those should be used, I'm pretty sure editting the MediaWiki namespace
will have the desired effect.
By the way, please try and avoid saying "Wikimedia" when you mean
"MediaWiki", as these terms have very different meanings - the former
is a non-profit organisation, the latter a piece of software. See
for details. Note that this
mailing list has "Wikimedia" in its description because it is mainly
aimed at the people who maintain Wikimedia's servers; there is a
separate "mediawiki-l" list for admins of unrelated wikis and their
wider software issues.
Rowan Collins BSc