Licensing Policy

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This policy, as written here: , was approved during the Regular Member Meeting 2013 06 11.

Point four of our Mission Statement says HacDC will freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.

In general, our licensing policy guarantees this mission point as well as ensuring that HacDC remains compliant with the spirit and letter of the law for 501(c)(3) exempt non-profit organizations.

Our licensing policy is considered a part of our general promotion of collaboration.


General Disclaimer

The web presence of HacDC, a District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation, is an informational and collaborative space on the Internet. Our content is being provided freely, and no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, individual contributors to these pages, or project administrators, sysops or anyone else connected with this project subject to your claims against them directly. You are granted limited licenses in connection with your use of our web presence; it does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of HacDC or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited on this site are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated, HacDC is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of such rights, nor can HacDC grant rights to use otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Please note that the information found on a site may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. HacDC does not encourage the violation of any laws. The laws in your country may not recognize a similarly broad protection of free speech as enjoyed in the United States of America; HacDC cannot be responsible for potential violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or reuse any of the information contained herein.

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Website, Blog and Other Creations

All contributions, content, services, and products produced by HacDC (except for our Wiki) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License by default.

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For attribution purposes, we ask that you link back to the relevant content on and give credit to content creators, where applicable.

This is an excerpt of the license. Please visit the link above for the full text:

You are free:

to Share — to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
to Remix — to make derivative works 

Under the following conditions:

Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified 
by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that 
they endorse you or your use of the work). 

Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you 
may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar 
license to this one. 

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the 
license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link 
to this web page. 

Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from 
the copyright holder. Apart from the remix rights granted under this 
license, nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's 
moral rights.


Because of the special nature of the content available on the HacDC Wiki, all contributions to it are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2. Part of the Preamble is quoted below:

The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other functional and 
useful document "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom 
to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or 
noncommercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to 
get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by 

This License is a kind of "copyleft", which means that derivative works of the document must 
themselves be free in the same sense. It complements the GNU General Public License, which is 
a copyleft license designed for free software.