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Re: License Change... Publican



On Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:28:13 -0400
Eric Christensen <eric christensenplace us> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 12:24, Paul W. Frields<stickster gmail com>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 12:15:57PM -0400, Eric Christensen wrote:
> >> So we need to be able to display the information found on the CC
> >> Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States page[1].  Does anyone
> >> have any recommendations on how this is displayed?
> >>
> >> [1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/
> >
> > Display where?  You mean in documents that have been built?
> >  Wouldn't that just be a change in the publican-fedora package to
> > the /usr/share/publican/Common_Content/fedora/*/Legal_Notice.xml
> > files?
> 
> Yes, which is what I'm talking about.  We need to change that text.
> Do we want to include the CC graphic there as well?
> 
> >From an existing doc:
> This material may only be distributed subject to the terms and
> conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0
> 
> to:
> This material may only be distributed subject to the terms and
> conditions set forth in the Creative Commons BY-SA, v3.0, license.

I would recommend changing the text further than that.  That language is
taken directly from the OPL:   

  Proper form for an incorporation by reference is as follows:
  Copyright (c) <year> by <author's name or designee>. This material
  may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth
  in the Open Publication License, vX.Y or later (the latest version is
  presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/). 

My recommendation:

  This document is licensed under a Creative Commons
  Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

That can probably be improved on.  Also, you may wish to specify how
you want attribution to be given.

As a separate note, but raised in my mind because of this license
change, perhaps the subsequent reference to Fedora trademarks in this
Publican legal boilerplate should be accompanied by a pointer to the
Fedora trademark guidelines (to clarify that the stylized Fedora mark
and the Fedora infinity logo aren't themselves being licensed under
CC-BY-SA). 

- RF



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