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Copyright and Permission Notice Edit
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "Text of the GNU Free Documentation License".
About Free Documentation Edit
(This section is not part of the copyright and permission notice and may be edited by anyone.)
The purpose of the above copyright and permission notice is to declare that OberinWiki is "free documentation", a type of "free cultural work". This means that you have the freedom to copy, modify and reuse our text at other sites, provided that you follow our rules in the GNU Free Documentation License. You could, for example, set up an OberinWiki mirror site, or copy everything to another site that has better wiki features. You do not need to go ask for permission from each individual contributor to this site.
The main requirements of the GNU Free Documentation License are simple. You can put a copy of some or all of our text on another site, or give copies to other people. You can modify those copies, but you must acknowledge OberinWiki and that you made changes. You are not allowed to add more legal or technical restrictions that are not in the GNU FDL. And if you print more than 100 copies (as if that would ever happen!) or make any changes, then you need to provide access to a format that lets other people make yet more changes using their computer, even if that computer is not a Macintosh. The full rules are in the Text of the GNU Free Documentation License.
OberinWiki is thus more free than the Oberin game. If the game was free in this sense, then all secrets would be exposed, there would be versions of Oberin with cheats and for Microsoft Windows, and other bad things would happen to the game. Though for the wiki, we think that more freedom is a good idea. Indeed, most of the other Wikia sites use the GNU FDL.
To learn about the benefit of "free cultural work", look at http://freedomdefined.org