The headline says it all. Our Wiki is now under the Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 4.0 International license, besides having a sexy new look 😉 The CC-licensed content is available on the end-user and developer resources spaces. We encourage you to use it if you offer VoipNow and DNS Manager’s extensive array of features to your customers. It’ll help them make the most of it, guaranteed!
So what does this stand for anyway? The Creative Commons Attribution license allows the most freedom for using a creative work. Here’s what you need to know about it as a service provider.
(You can go through the entire license here. For those of you in a hurry, here’s the substance.)
Freedom to share and adapt
You are free to share the documentation at will. This means you can copy and redistribute the material anywhere and anyhow, and even tweak it to your liking (remix, transform, and build on it as you please). You can use the work for any purpose, even commercially. These freedoms will not be revoked, so proceed confidently towards using the content in question.
The Attribution thing basically means you must (we like to think it’s merely a sign of good will) give credit to the authors. In this case, us. Use the URL of document in question or simply 4PSA’s home page (www.4psa.com).
A couple of don’ts
You can do a lot of things with the content we provide. Considering the myriad of possible tweaks, we won’t endorse everything that will be done with the content.
CC Attribution 4.0 International also says that you’re not to enforce your own legal terms or restrictive measures of any kind that would legally prevent others from doing what this license otherwise permits. However, at the same time you’re not obligated to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain, or where your use is permitted if there’s an applicable exception or limitation set in place.
Finally, the material is provided as-is, which is short for “no warranties are given for this content.” Note that in some cases the license may not fully cover your intended use of the documentation – for example, in situations where privacy or moral rights may be touched. So do consider this as well when using the content from our Wiki.
To wind things up, wherever you see this written at the bottom of the page – “Except where otherwise noted, content in this space is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International” – you’re free to use the material as explained in the paragraphs above. For extra safety, I suggest skimming through the original license text as well. Have a good one 🙂