Luis R. Rodriguez

Luis R. Rodriguez at

Dear Lazyweb,

I'm writing a reference paper template so that folks can easily and quickly write reference papers in LaTeX. This would enable them to re-purpose the paper later with goals to be submitted into journals, IEEE, etc. The best reference package I find I can use though is using IEEE's IEEETrans package, licensed under the LaTeX Public License 1.3. The FSF notes 1.3a is incompatible with the GPL.

I'd like to use a license for my stuff that is best suited for the Free Software and Wikipedia community, I see the default license for Wikipedia is still CC BY-SA 3.0, we have CC BY-SA 4.0, what should I use?

If I use LaTeX Public License 1.3 packages and redistribute that for my project can I make my project licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0?

I only skimmed and but looks CC-BY-* compatible to me; the attribution/notice requirements line up.

Who knows how long it'll take Wikimedia sites to upgrade to CC-BY-SA-4.0. If you want text from your documents to be easily incorporated into Wikipedia articles probably choose CC-BY (any version) or CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Mike Linksvayer at 2015-09-03T23:14:10Z