[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book
Thu Mar 22 11:41:45 PST 2001
on Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 11:37:24AM -0800, Mr . Bad (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> >>>>> "DV" == Derek Vadala <email@example.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:
The FSF notes problems with the OPL. Less that it isn't open, more that
it isn't in all incantations.
> ...and the GNU Documentation License, which I think has more juice
> right now:
I'd also check licensing of current HOWTOs. I believe some are simply
GPLd, despite the round hole/square peg fit of SW licenses to content.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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