Summary: A go-to for cookbook authors and wiki authors about how recipes and Cookbook entries are licensed.
Version: 0.1
Prerequisites: none
Status: beta
Maintainer: XES
License: CC0
Categories: PmWiki Developer
Users: (view? / edit)

What rights do people have to use PmWiki recipes?

PmWiki doesn't assign licensing to community contributions. This is an attempt to make it easier for authors and users to understand the licensing for recipe components.


License information for recipes.

Suggested Licenses

PmWiki is open-source software under the GPL2 license (linked to from here: For descriptions of open source software licenses, please see There's also a brief rundown of some open-sources licences at (produced by GitHub).

Some recipes are not software. They are methods, documentation, tricks, tips, etc. These should also have a license, so please see and note the CC0 option ("No rights reserved." mentioned on the linked page as well.


Please enter the standard license abbreviation and an optional link to the recipeinfo License: in the cookbook recipe template.


Change log / Release notes

If the recipe has multiple releases, then release notes can be placed here. Note that it's often easier for people to work with "release dates" instead of "version numbers".

First attempt to make a page. Not sure what should or should not be documented, or if there are other boilerplate licenses that need mentioning. XES June 30, 2014, at 05:02 PM

See also




See discussion at CookbookLicenses-Talk?

User notes? : If you use, used or reviewed this recipe, you can add your name. These statistics appear in the Cookbook listings and will help newcomers browsing through the wiki.