[linux-elitists] Open-sourcing a book

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 27 12:40:15 PST 2001

begin  Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO quotation:

>> way without attribution, so there's no reason those "things" need
>> disappear:  Just the attribution would, in such a case.
> Information which out knowing the source ... is useless information..
> from the POV of academics and Scientific Discovery.
> The source of information is every bit as important as the 
> infomration itself.

Important to whom?

The licensor crafts (or picks) a licence in order to accomplish goals
of _his_ choosing:  In the case of an intensely _personal_ essay, you
wouldn't want variant versions to arise, under other people's control,
that appeared to attribute to you words you never said, in manners you'd
never use.

In any event:  An academic respectful careful enough to want to preserve
attribution would logically also want to preserve the document's
integrity, by reproducing it intact.  And that's exactly what the
licence's _other_ clause permits.

(Note, again, that modest quotations, as required for academic, review,
or similar purposes are automatically permitted as fair use.)

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