The copyright in materials maintained at eg:itself varies based on the page. This is inconvenient for some purposes but it allows open configuration work to be conducted without undue hindrances such as waiting for permission from copyright owners.
- All public domain material can be included without limit. It should be marked as such in the edit summary. There is no requirement to include any attribution.
- Attribution must be preserved for all other materials.
- GNU Free Documentation Licensed material, e.g. from Wikipedia or dkosopedia, can be included without limit. Contributions to such articles that are relevant to open configuration, provisioning, sysopping, training or any other operational needs of open hosts will be deemed to be part of a GFDL Secondary Section (whether or not so marked) and also released under CC-by-nc-sa, with any commercial rights accruing to Efficient Civics Guild. Further, a GFDL Invariant Section consisting of the list of authors and/or IP numbers shall also be deemed to be part of the document and simultaneously released as CC-by-noderivs.
- CC-by-nc-sa material, e.g. from openpolitics.ca, can be incorporated without limit if and only if its commercial rights accrue to Efficient Civics Guild. Such pages are clearly marked. Such material from other sources must be marked with footer tags indicating that the material is not for commercial use without negotiation between ECG and the formal copyright holder who has reserved the right to commercial use. eg:itself does not allow for use of materials in which commercial rights are maintained unless those materials are released explicitly by their owners under CC-by-nc-sa.
- CC-by material, e.g. sole-authored material from lp.greenparty.ca or openpolitics.ca, can be incorporated without limit. If improved, it becomes CC-by-nc-sa material with commercial rights in the collaboration accruing to Efficient Civics Guild for the sole purpose of maintaining this wiki and other collaboration means.
- Documentation formats used in free software may be used within limits specified in those licenses and in the context of spreading knowledge about that software, training people in it, etc..