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This page is currently inactive and is retained for historical reference. Due to the new licensing provisions, most content on this page cannot be used on Wikipedia. External content must be licensed under either both the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License and the GNU Free Documentation License, or just the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License. Transition clauses in GFDL 1.3 have now expired.
The following resources appear either to be licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, or under a license which allows copying under the GFDL, and are therefore available to be used as resources for Wikipedia articles as long as the source is attributed. This list includes images, text and all other media files.
Note that these are not public domain resources: see Wikipedia:Public domain resources and Wikipedia:Public domain image resources for these.
This Google search attempts to find documents with GFDL license grant boilerplate.
Ad*Access from Duke University. (See: explanation about Fair Use).
Art and Culture
WebMuseum, http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/ : a large art resource. Their license agreement explicitly allows (under point 7) copying of their articles under the GNU FDL. The photos of the artwork is a little more complicated; see the license for more details.
Government and Politics
Infoshop Open Wiki - Infoshop.org's wiki contains many articles about history and politics.
The Philosophy Physics Metaphysics of Space website has a lot of quotes and images of famous philosophers and scientists from past 2,500 years that are released as GNU FDL. Also see: http://www.spaceandmotion.com/copyright-copyleft-gnu-free-license.htm
This gives me an incentive to get the damn gallery finished :) Adam 06:22, 29 September 2003 (UTC)
Free Roleplaying Game Community (or FRPGC) is a resource listing pen-and-paper roleplaying games published under the GFDL or compatible licenses. It also works to publish its own RPG material under the GFDL.
Science and Technology
Stephen J. Ramsay's dissertation, "Algorithmic Criticism" at http://busa.village.virginia.edu/algocrit/diss/diss.html
Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
Wikisocion: The Free Socionics Encyclopedia, a collaborative project
Vedic Astrology and Vastu
[​http://www.planet9.co​, dedicated wiki on both subjects.
"Sun, Surf and Sandstone, A Rockclimber's Guide to Sydney"
Sports and Recreation
Ultipedia.org Ultipedia.org, a wiki dedicated to capturing knowledge and culture surrounding Ultimate (sport)
Search Engines
PicFindr.com - A free image search engine includes some GFDL images. You cannot restrict search to only GFDL, however.
See also
Wikipedia:List of GFDL content on the Internet
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