[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

Heather star@betelgeuse.starshine.org
Thu Mar 22 17:01:02 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/

This is what the Linux Documentation Project uses.

> ...and the GNU Documentation License, which I think has more juice
> right now:
> 
>         http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

Standard viral freedom clause?

* Heather * "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little 
             temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759



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