The copyright policy of the Practical Answers digital repository


This repository is a collection of Practical Action’s (Sri Lanka) digital knowledge resources. Bringing together knowledge products developed over 25 years of working in the field of technology and development.


The materials published by Practical Action Sri Lanka (formally known as ITDG South Asia, IT Sri Lanka)  are licenced under Creative Commons License:  Attribution – NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)



Special features of this license are as follows

  • Permits redistribution of the materials
  • Users can publish on their own sites , provided they link back to the original source
  • Users can make derivative works (meaning that they can tweak, build upon, remix or modify)
  • Users must attribute work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)
  • Users are prohibited from using this work for commercial purposes
  • Derivative works are not required to be released under the same license

The materials published by Practical Action with the collaboration of any other organization/organizations are protected by the copyright policy of Sri Lanka. We are currently negotiating with them to adopt the same license as for Practical Action publications and will update our policy accordingly.