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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Correct credit for an adapted User Guide/Help

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Community Member, 2 Posts

20 May 2011 at 9:21pm

I have created a fairly heavily customised version of the SilverStripe user help ( for a client. I wanted to check what the correct attribution credit should be for the Creative Commons Attribution licence? I couldn't find a named author on the User Help pages. Do I just credit the silverstripe team and/or link to the original document?

Currently my credit and copyright notice reads:
"This document is based on the SilverStripe User Help version 2.0 August 2010 at It has been edited and adapted by Sophie Dennis of Cayenne. Except where otherwise noted, this document is licensed under CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported."

I realise exact wording is probably not all that important for an internal document, but I'm thinking it might be something useful to share with the community, and don't want to take credit for something that is only partially my work.



Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

20 May 2011 at 10:01pm


If I can ask a couple more questions on this...

is there download version of this available?
I have a large amount of documentation for our software built on silverstirpe, but I 'd like to present both pieces of information in the same place (with amendments to the user help where we have made customizations) - but not release it under creative commons... is this possible?


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

21 May 2011 at 10:50am

sophiedennis - Attributing the orignal project url is good enough.

swaiba - no you cannot change the license, all derivative works must be under the same license. Looking at the license it's a also non commercial so any works must also be in the public domain, though I don't agree with this considering the impact on client projects If I read it right.


Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

21 May 2011 at 1:58pm

Thanks for the response Will, it's a real shame the software is BSD - but the docs on how to use it are not the same license :(