If I want to use diagrams I created using GeoGebra in a dissertation or paper, how do I properly credit/give attribution? The terms of service say:

We grant you permission to use the Website Content under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike licence (version 3.0 or later), the current text of which can be found via this link. Attribution (as required by that Creative Commons license) should take the form of (at least) a mention of our name, an appropriate copyright notice and a link to our website located at https://www.geogebra.org.

Use of existing "authored" materials published on our website are similarly subject to attribution, to include the name of the author(s) and link or hyperlink to the material itself. For example, "Created with GeoGebra, by [name of author of material]".

It would seem tedious and distracting to write "Created using GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) under CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0" in every figure caption. Would it be acceptable to include a note on the List of Figures page, either mentioning the specific figures or just "some figures were created using..."? Or the Acknowledgements page?

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    I’m not familiar with GeoGebra, but from the part you quoted, I would think the license doesn’t apply to graphs you made yourself with the tool, as these don’t seem to be "website content" or "existing authored materials", no? Or does the tool allow to use such materials, and your graphs contains them?
    – unor
    Apr 22 '19 at 17:39
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    @unor Ahh, I misunderstood the terms. I think you're right. As long as it's for non-commercial purposes, it looks like I don't need to attribute them for diagrams I make.
    – binaryfunt
    Apr 22 '19 at 17:52
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    I agree with the findings of @unor after reading the license terms. geogebra.org/license Apr 22 '19 at 21:52
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    IANAL, but the Geogebra license seems just bogus to me. There is no such thing as "GPL for noncommercial purposes only". Aug 14 '19 at 19:05
  • @FedericoPoloni It does, but it isn’t Free Software. At least it’s not as bad as the JSON licence that states “GNU but it has to be used for Good and not Evil”. gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#JSON
    – nick012000
    Aug 16 '19 at 0:25

You just add yourself as the source (Like - 'Source: Self elaborated with X software using data from...') in the citation and then in the methods you mention which software you used.

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