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How Wikipedia Works by Ben Yates, Charles Matthews, Phoebe Ayers

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Appendix A. Reusing Wikimedia Content

Wikimedia site content is freely licensed. This means anyone can reuse Wikimedia content in any number of ways, for commercial or noncommercial purposes. Under the site’s license, you have the freedom to reuse and remix content, provided that the same license is retained for your new creations—a radical departure from traditional notions of copyright. Not only can you become an editor and rewrite Wikipedia articles, but you are also free to use the material elsewhere, as long as you follow some specific and fairly simple guidelines. Reuse is part of the WMF’s fundamental aim to distribute knowledge and content as widely as possible. The conditions of reuse come with the license chosen for the Wikimedia sites, ...

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