[Foundation-l] Google advanced search (by usage rights)

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 21:58:35 UTC 2007

Aude wrote:
> I was just on Google's advanced search page and noticed that results can now
> be filtered by "usage rights".  Choices are "free to use or share", "free to
> use or share, even commercially", "free to use, share, or modify", and "free
> to use, share, or modify, even commercially".
> I tried this out and Wikipedia did not come up in the results, however
> Wikinews did appear in results.  That seemed odd to me. Turns out, the
> reason is that the results only include sites with Creative Commons
> licenses.  Does anyone know more about this?  Will Google be adding GFDL
> (and Wikipedia) to this feature?
> http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=29508
> -Aude

Wikinews has rdf metadata tagging it as such. (View wikinews page source 
at the bottom). It can probably be fixed for GFDL too.

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