Gentoo Wiki:About

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Gentoo's Wiki Project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a wiki for general use by developers and community members of Gentoo. The goal of the wiki is to provide an accessible web-based service for easy collaboration on various documents relating to the development and use of the Gentoo distribution, and for related community needs.

Content license

Unless otherwise expressly stated, all content on the Gentoo wiki is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0. The Gentoo Name and Logo Usage Guidelines apply.


As we occasionally get inquiries how to set up a wiki like ours, we quickly describe the setup below. Please note that we're unable to support you with setting up all the required components.

The Gentoo Wiki builds upon MediaWiki as wiki software, it was initially developed for use at Wikipedia and its sister sites. We use several extensions to provide additional functionality.

The look-and-feel is based on Bootstrap. As part of the new Gentoo website theme called Tyrian, we've created an extension to Bootstrap that provides Gentoo branding among other things.

The MediaWiki theme needs Bootstrap, as well as the Tyrian extensions to work.

When reusing any of the components, please host all of them on your own server/CDN.

Software licensing and copyrights

All software components are available under the following free licenses:

Component Software license Copyright
MediaWiki GPL-2 © MediaWiki contributors
Bootstrap MIT © 2011-2015 Twitter, Inc
Tyrian Bootstrap theme MIT © Gentoo Foundation, Alex Legler
Tyrian MediaWiki skin GPL-2 © Alex Legler
Gentoo branding, such as logos and other artwork, can not be reused on your site without appropriate permission. They are included in some of the components listed above and must be removed before (re)implementation.