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Re: docs etc all gpl?



On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 02:12:31PM -0500, John Himpel edwardjones com wrote:
> Tammy, et.al.
> 
> I am in the process of converting all of the XFree86 documentation to DocBook.  One of the things 
> that I have been asked to provide is a StyleGuide very similar to the documentation guide that is 
> now part of the Fedora project.  I would like to use much of the Fedora Documentation Guide that 
> describes the tag usage in the XFree86 StyleGuide.
> 
> The license covering the Documentation Guide is the FDGL.  This does not allow me to excerpt the 
> part I would need and discard the rest.  If you change the license to GPL, then I cannot use any of 
> it (XFree86 does not allow GPL).  Rather they use the X-License.  This license is very close to the 
> MIT-License.  Daniel Veillard has dual licensed libxml2 and libxslt so that we can distribute them 
> for document generation.  We at XFree86 are committed to open source, but we cannot use GPL.
> 

What 2 licenses are libxml2 and libxslt under?

> Is there a way we can excerpt part of what the Fedora Project has already generated?
> 

Not sure. Are you using parts of other docs already? If so, what
licenses are they under?

Tammy

> John
> 
> > On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 07:43:05PM +0100, Gavin Henry wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > I am writing a manual for squid, squidguard, grsecurity and iptables (not
> > > too in depth) for pur networking dept. and I am wondering if all the css,
> > > images, Makefiles etc. done by Tammy Fox and others are available for me to
> > > use, as they are very nice, and look good.
> > > 
> > 
> > css: GPL (already says GPL on the top)
> > 
> > Makefile: GPL (just added license and copyright info to top of files)
> > 
> > xsl: GPL (already says GPL on the top)
> > 
> > stylesheet images (adminition graphics): only distributable with RH
> > and Fedora docs since they are the same ones used in the RHEL docs,
> > long term, we should created ones for Fedora that are GPLed. I added a
> > LICENSE file in the stylesheet-images directory describing how they
> > can be used (with RH or Fedora docs).
> > 
> > Does that cover everything in question?
> > 
> > > Also I would like to conttribute to the docs project too.
> > > 
> > 
> > Great! Are there any topics you are interested in writing about?
> > 
> > Tammy
> > 
> > > Regards.
> > > 
> > > (excuse the use of ms outlook :( )
> > > 
> > > --
> > > Gavin Henry
> > > http://www.magicfx.co.uk
> > > http://www.suretecsystems.com
> > > 
> > > 
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