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Tyler Drake and Dan Littlejohn, so far. David Greaves made it too

In the long run, I'd like to preserve the history from the old site as much as possible, for copyright purposes. Being unofficial, the old site didn't take note of copyright much; I'm soliciting suggestions for what copyright policy to choose for here.

GFDL seems to be problematic; I'm leaning towards a Creative Commons license, but not sure which one's the best choice yet. --Baylink 03:55, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Well, has Important License Information (which, to be fair, is no longer linked to on the front page). However there is obviously copyrighted stuff in there that shouldn't be (eg the excerpts from the Myth FAQ). I wonder if there's a facility for having a default license for most pages and their subsequent edits and one or more alternative licenses (eg for the FAQ) for pages with author only ACLs? nb, to be clear, I'm not talking about dual-licensing, I'm talking about allowing specific pages/sections to be licensed differently.
I guess Baylink knows this but for others, see [Guide to the CC dual-license] --DavidGreaves 22:32, 22 Feb 2005 (UTC)

If you mean RKulagowski's FAQ document (the 'official' documentation), then that has ceased to be a problem, since he's consented to us incorporating that material here in the new wiki. My goal is to have everything under one license which is sufficiently unrestrictive to permit all the uses we might like to make of it. --Baylink 18:32, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

This really needs to be updated, but since we're (hopefully) nearly done anyway, let's not bother for now. --TylerDrake 20:16, 24 Oct 2005 (UTC)

We seem to be underway. (Though I'd thought we were locking the old wiki before turning this one loose for cleanup -- we're getting change traffic over there still.) Havs it been decided how we're going to split up the cleanup work here? Moving, categorizing, etc...
--Baylink 20:54, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Did we ever decide on a license? --TylerDrake 00:41, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

I recommend CC_BY_SA2.5 or CC-WIKI, it's offshoot; we'd better nail that down now, though.
--Baylink 21:26, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, we need to nail it down before the users get here. It seems that CC-WIKI and CC-BY-SA2.5 are virtually identical. Any different ideas? I can integrate either of their badges into the footer as soon as I can get a copy of LocalSettings.php from Isaac. (Actually, I have a copy now, I just need to drop the code in there once it's decided upon.) --TylerDrake 23:59, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
CC-WIKI is based on CC-BY-SA 2.5 with some changes so small I haven't quite been able to nail down what they are...
--Baylink 21:03, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Based on comments on the mailing list over the weekend, I've taken the Stop sign off the Main page, and we should probably, I guess, put a box in the skin of the old Wiki telling people to come over here now. I'll be digging into structural stuff over here over the next 2 or 3 nights, mostly stealing copy I've written for a couple other MW's I work on.
--Baylink 21:26, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Looks good. I've made some changes to the sidebar (force refresh if you can't see it -- there's a whole new section, "other resources"). Let me know what you think of that. I've protected the Main Page (admins can still edit without unprotecting, and it can always be reversed). Comments/arguments on that are welcome ;-) but I think that the FrontPage at .info was protected to anyone but admins, too, so there's no difference =). Also, before the users get here, I say we should move this page to its Talk counterpart, and make the "Site Move" page one that talks about the Site Move Team and so forth. =) Comments? --TylerDrake 23:59, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
Done.  :-)

A thought on site/Myth news...

Maybe we can do news similar to how MediaWiki's site does -- they have a template for MediaWiki News, and just use {{MediaWiki News}} in their pages where they need news. That way, we could mirror the news on the "Current Events" page (which can be renamed) and on the Main Page without issues/discrepancies between the two. Just a thought. Feedback?

would it be possible to only display the first 1 or 2 news pieces this way?--Steveadeff 21:25, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
Eventually. See my comment on Talk:Main_Page about this. And don't forget, folks, to sign your messages on talk pages. It's just --~~~~.
--Baylink 20:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)