Help:OTRS

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OTRS stands for Open-source Ticket Request System. It allows authors who have previously published their work somewhere other than Wikiversity to permit their work to be used under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 and the GFDL license.

This protects the author, Wikiversity, and the Wikimedia Foundation, which is not willing to allow license violations.

How to allow[edit]

If you are an author of a work and/or own license to that work, send OTRS an e-mail (info-en@wikimedia.org), where you allow its use under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 and the GFDL license.

Example for text release[edit]

I, author of this text (substitute by link to the text(s) published elsewhere), permit publishing of the text through English Wikiversity (substitute by link to the text(s) published in Wikiversity) under the GFDL licence (valid reading at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) and under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence (obligatory version at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/; full text at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode). I take knowledge of possibility the text can be freely modified and taken over by third parties for any purpose including commercial one. I wish (substitute by your full name or username) was noted as the author.

Example for image/file release[edit]

I, author of the files: (substitute by full file name(s) with file type(s)), permit publishing of the files through Wikimedia Commons or English Wikiversity (substitute by link(s) to file(s) on Wikimedia Commons or English Wikiversity) under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence (valid reading at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/; full text at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode). I take knowledge of possibility files can be freely modified and taken over by third parties for any purpose including commercial one. I wish (substitute by your full name or username) was noted as the author.

But my contribution, page, image, or file has been deleted![edit]

How can I link to it?

Use a diff to your own contribution or contribution set, not the page name of the contribution. If you are not the sole contributor, this is best anyway. To find this, go to the page and press the "history" tab. You may either copy a single diff link to your contribution from the "prev" link beside it, or you may select a series of revisions with the radio buttons, load it, and then copy the full diff from your browser address bar.

If the page, image, or file has been deleted, then link to the deleted page, OTRS reviewers can examine the page history or request that from a custodian here.