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JimboJones
16-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Is it allowed?

superuser
16-01-2006, 11:31 AM
Try reading the Google Adsense terms of service....the one you would have agreed to when signing up....

JimboJones
16-01-2006, 02:07 PM
Try reading the Google Adsense terms of service....the one you would have agreed to when signing up....
Yeah, I have. But I'm asking about Wikimedia. I thought it would easier to get a quick yes no answer from someone here rather than spend half an hour or so reading. sorry.

Mirddes
16-01-2006, 02:11 PM
are you refering to sites that use teh wiki technology or sites owned by wikimedia?

JimboJones
16-01-2006, 04:09 PM
That uses wiki technology.

Mirddes
16-01-2006, 05:15 PM
they can do whatever they want in relation to advertising.
wikimedia on the otherhand is a nonprofit , a big one at that, and relies on donations ratehr than advertising to support themselves.

JimboJones
16-01-2006, 07:24 PM
lol, I should of had a better queston.

...What I mean is; if I use mediawiki* to make my site. Would I be allowed to put google adsense ads onto it.

The reason I ask is its license is free GNU. But I don't know much about that type of license. All I know is its free to use, but you can't sell it and you have to contribute your modifications of the software.



*mediawiki - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

maccrazy
16-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Yes, you can put AdSense on a site based on what ever script you like regardless of the script's license. Licenses define how you can distribute and use the script only to the extent of preserving copyright etc, not general use.

JimboJones
17-01-2006, 11:16 AM
Yay, my plans can steam ahead now. Cheer bro.