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Re: Current summit
On Fri, Sep 29, 2000 at 03:58:31PM -0400, Andy Oram wrote:
> Perhaps you could define some minimum requirements for licenses.
We already have such requirements in the Manifesto:
5. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Anyone may copy and distribute (sell or give away) LDP documents (or
other LDP works) in any media and/or format. No fees are required to
be paid to the authors. It is not required that the documents be
modifiable, but it is encouraged.
You can come up with your own license terms that satisfy these
conditions, or you can use a previously prepared license. The LDP has
a boilerplate license that you can use if you wish. Some people like
to use the GPL, while others write their own. There is a project
underway to create a special GPL license just for documents and this
may turn out to be a good choice.
The copyright for each document should be in the name of the principal
authors. "The Linux Documentation Project" isn't a formal entity and
thus can't be used as a copyright owner.
In my opinion, it's not bad the way it is. I don't think changes
should be made unless there is a very compelling reason to do so.
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