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The following resources appear either to be licenced under the GNU Free Documentation License, or under a licence which allows copying under the GFDL, and are therefore available to be used as resources for Wikipedia articles as long as the source is attributed.

Note that these are not public domain resources: see Wikipedia:Public domain resources for these.

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Art and Culture

  • WebMuseum, http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/ : a large art resource. Their license agreement (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/about/license) explicitly allows (under point 7) copying of their articles under the GNU FDL. The photos of the artwork is a little more complicated; see the license for more details.

General Reference

Government and Politics

  • The Anarchist FAQ, http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1931/ : Contains much information on anarchism, but be careful as it is advocating a particular viewpoint.
  • The Encyclopedia of Marxism and other resources at marxists.org (http://www.marxists.org/)
  • Disinfopedia, containing information about organisations influencing public opinion, at disinfopedia.org (http://www.disinfopedia.org/) (Note: many of these articles are biased!, special care is needed when copying to Wikipedia from this resource)




Science and Technology



  • The Association for Progressive Communications' "Participating With Safety; A series of briefings on information security and online safety for civil society organisations" at http://secdocs.net/manual/lp-sec/ .

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