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December 2016 committee nominations

Proposal feedback

Good luck and thanks.

Nice! — billinghurst sDrewth 11:04, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Help with Toolforge tool with unknown license

Hi Standards Committee,

I'm in the process of taking over VICbot, a Commons bot created by Dschwen (toolforge entry), I'm taking it over because the maintainer isn't very active these days and the bot was not doing its job. The source code is available on-wiki at c:User:VICbot/source, so getting the source code isn't the problem - the problem is that it has no license. Obviously, by publishing on-wiki it's available as CC-BY-SA 3.0, but a) that isn't a great choice for code, and b) that isn't an acceptable license for toolforge. I have contacted the bot's creator both on their talk page about me operating a fork of the bot (last week) and via email asking about licensing (earlier today), but I don't think I'm going to get a response, so I'm not sure how to approach this problem. If someone could see if there is a license in the copy of the tool running on toolforge, that would be very helpful; failing that, any advice on how to deal with this would be much appreciated. GeneralNotability (talk) 01:59, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

The code is at /data/project/vic/vic_bot on Toolforge, but it does not have a license. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:22, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
JJMC89 thanks - didn't realize that would be publicly accessible. Oh well, it was worth a shot. GeneralNotability (talk) 02:52, 14 October 2020 (UTC)