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GNU Free Documentation License released
I don't know much about documentation licenses but I probably should.
Is there a document somewhere that illustrates the differences between
open documentation licenses in terms of the situations that
differentiate them? I'm thinking of a set of situations like:
- Publisher X wants to distribute a printed copy of document Y in a book.
- Publisher X wants to distributed a printed copy of document Y in book,
after replacing all occurrences of "Linux" with "Windows 2000".
- Document Y's author becomes unreachable/unresponsive and new author X
wants to take it over.
- Person X wants to translate document Y into language Z.
- Person X puts large portions of document Y on his web site without
etc., along with commentary like "LDPL and OSDL permit this
unconditionally; GFDL requires 'Cover Text' for >50 copies".
Such a site would help non-lawyers like me understand licenses and proposed
changes. Does one exist?
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