I'm designing some web templates, and I need to add some sample content in them, like articles and stuff. I was wondering where can I find such sample articles to include in the template demo? I don't want to use the usual Lorem Ipsum thing :)

The templates would be sold commercially, so I assume the I'll need to use only content that has a license which grants you the right to use it commercially. I'm thinking that GPL licensed content could be appropriate.

I thought of uncyclopedia but it's under creative commons which apparently lets you use their content only if you are using it for non-commercial purposes.


The GPL doesn't forbid commercial usage. You "just" have to turn all your project with GPL license. With a LGPL component, this is not a problem.

Try to look for articles under Creative Common licence without "Non-Commercial" clause, like all Stack Exchange articles who are on Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic! It's just have "Share-Alike" and "Attribution" clauses so you have to:

  • keep this license for the content you pick
  • attribute all the content you pick to Stack Exchange and it's author

Wikipedia also use a version of CC without a "Non-Commercial" clause: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Creative Commons is a set of different licenses, they are not all for "Non-Commercial" usage.

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