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CC-nc-sa is the standard abbreviation? for the Creative Commons non-commercial share-alike? license, an open content license. This is similar to GFDL but lacks an attribution requirement (with attribution, it would be CC-nc-by-sa? ) to deal better with anonymous contributor?s, trolls and the egoless editing? ideal of platform writing?. Unlike the GFDL, GPL? and Open Source regimes, commercial use is forbidden (the Green Party of Canada should not be enabling commercial use of work it pays for by donation, but should be turning its power to meet tough requirements into profit centre?s) but sharing with all other non-profit? including government use? is facilitated.

One drawback of this license is that the vast GFDL Corpus consisting of over one million articles in over fifty languages, and whose naming conventions we mimic, is not directly importable to Living Platform without permission. However, other services such as Wikitravel, and code like GetWiki, are compatible as long as we can retain attribution to meet the CC-by-sa license they both use. In time, GFDL and CC-by-sa are expected to converge by an act of will by GNU? and Creative Commons facilitated by Wikipedia.

GetWiki technology is under CC-nc-sa and is used at Wikinfo. It can be deployed immediately by the Green Party of Canada to avoid tikiwiki flaws. Content of Wikinfo is under either GFDL or any other CC license - if Living Platform imports from Wikinfo, it simply adds some CC-nc-sa content that commercial entities can't exploit without Green Party of Canada permission.

Code could be under the CC-nc-sa but could be under any share-alike license. It should probably be under GPL? or some new Creative Commons variant that could forbid military or eco-destroying use - now being negotiated.

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