[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Thu Mar 22 11:37:24 PST 2001


>>>>> "DV" == Derek Vadala <derek@cynicism.com> writes:

    DV> My question is about what license would be appropriate for
    DV> this? Assuming the whole book goes open-source and with the
    DV> potential that only a few chapters might be open-source-- at
    DV> the very least I want to ensure that any chapter that
    DV> discusses implementing Software RAID under Linux is free for
    DV> everyone to mess with.

Hey, so, two good licenses are the OPL, which I believe O'Reilly
already uses for some books:

        http://opencontent.org/openpub/

...and the GNU Documentation License, which I think has more juice
right now:

        http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

~Mr. Bad

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