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Re: changing content licenses (OPL => CC BY SA)

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:40:49AM -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 18:58 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > The Docs Team has recently reached consensus to change licenses that
> > cover the various full-size guides the team works on, such as the
> > Release Notes and the Installation Guide.  Currently the works are
> > under the OPL 1.0, and the intention is to switch to the CC BY SA 3.0.
> The Gnome documentation team is also moving to CC BY SA 3.0,
> away from the GFDL.  I hope this will help downstream changes
> or any upstreaming you might want to do in the future.

That is great news!  We used to borrow (in Fedora Docs) enormous
chunks from the GNOME Documentation Style Guide, but had to give that
up when we dropped using the GFDL.

<gush>The Creative Commons mission seems to be working.</gush>  I love
how it took several versions to gain acceptance, just like software.

> By the way, I don't know if any of the documentation you make
> contains non-trivial code, but we were concerned about license
> restrictions for code, and we got the following boilerplate
> from the fine people at the SFLC:

Good point to cover, let's keep an eye on any suggestions Spot brings
forth and make sure there is a section like this for non-trivial code.

- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

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