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Bug 137 - MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning hardcoding
MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning hardcoding
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 129 5803 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-16 06:05 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2008-03-16 15:58 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Timwi 2004-08-16 06:05:30 UTC
Originally submitted by Mike Linksvayer (mlinksva)<a href="/help/icon_legend.php?context=user_subscriber&amp;uname=mlinksva&amp;return_to=%2F"><IMG src="" alt=" Subscriber" border="0" width="16" height="16"></a>  2004-06-29 06:57

"Please note that all contributions to XXX are
considered to be released under the GNU Free
Documentation License (see $1 for details)."

"GNU Free Documentation License" ought to be a token to
be replaced with $wgRightsText specified in
LocalSettings.php (ignorant speculation on my part).

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-08-16 08:04
Sender: SF user timwi

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Comment 1 Domas Mituzas 2004-08-16 11:54:27 UTC
just edit [[MediaWiki:copyrightwarning]], almost all other messages can be
tweaked there as well.
Comment 2 Domas Mituzas 2004-08-16 11:57:47 UTC
*** Bug 129 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Serge van den Boom 2005-06-28 02:35:52 UTC
This would have to be changed for ALL languages. I'm not even sure how to do that, 
but it's bound to be a lot of unnecessary work.

The fact that you need to do this is also not mentioned when you choose the license, 
so there could be a lot of wikis around where contributors who chose a language other 
than English get to agree with a different license than the official one when they 
edit a page.

So I'd think a solution similar to the one the original reporter proposed would be 
very much a good idea.
Comment 4 Zigger 2005-12-29 14:17:49 UTC
This was fixed on 2004-08-18 in Language.php v1.315, and improved in v1.316.  
But the now unreferenced "global $wgRightsText;" line still needs to be removed.  
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-01-02 14:32:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> This was fixed on 2004-08-18 in Language.php v1.315, and improved in v1.316.  
> But the now unreferenced "global $wgRightsText;" line still needs to be removed.  

Fixed in CVS HEAD. 

Comment 6 Serge van den Boom 2006-03-11 00:15:39 UTC
The main issue is still not fixed.

For instance, "copyrightwarning" in MessagesNl.php contains the litteral text "Opgelet: 
Alle bijdragen aan {{SITENAME}} worden geacht te zijn vrijgegeven onder de GNU Free 
Documentation License.". (Attention: All contributes to {{SITENAME}} are considered to be 
released under the GNU FDL). This message is the one you get when you edit a page with the 
Dutch interface.

This would have to be fixed structurally, or everyone not using the GNU FDL would need to 
change all the language files, which can be kind of tricky if you don't know 50 languages 

I've also changed the severity to major, as you would end up with a messed up copyright 
status of any contribution made with the interface in a non-English language (unless you 
chose GFDL as the license).

Workaround: delete all language files except for the English ones.

Comment 7 Niklas Laxström 2006-04-30 22:42:31 UTC
Softly purged old translations in trunk.
Comment 8 Niklas Laxström 2006-05-04 13:43:25 UTC
*** Bug 5803 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Serge van den Boom 2006-06-30 11:21:32 UTC
Reopening (again). The issue I described in my previous comment still applies.
Comment 10 Niklas Laxström 2006-06-30 12:31:05 UTC
It is fixed in 1.7 which is going to be released in near future.
Comment 11 Serge van den Boom 2006-06-30 13:02:55 UTC
What CVS branch is that? I'm using the head revision, and it's definitely not fixed in 
Comment 12 Niklas Laxström 2006-06-30 13:16:35 UTC
We are not using CVS anymore. Please read for example.
Comment 13 Serge van den Boom 2006-06-30 13:30:30 UTC
I see. Thanks. I'll close the bug report on my way out then.
Comment 14 Serge van den Boom 2008-03-09 17:06:16 UTC
I'm still (or again?) finding references to the GNU FDL in language files, on 1.11.2.

At least the following language files seem to have such text (although I can't be sure, not speaking all of those languages):
Comment 15 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-03-09 17:26:23 UTC
That is a separate issue, in translations that were created long after this bug was first opened.  I would suggest filing a new bug rather than repeatedly reopening the same one.  Things like this need to be fixed on a case-by-case basis, it's not all one issue.

If this occurs often, it might be helpful for the i18n maintainers to add checks for strings like "FDL" to their sanity-checking scripts.
Comment 16 Niklas Laxström 2008-03-16 15:58:30 UTC
Removed again everything I found in r32034.

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