Re: Bug#316487: debian-installer-manual: Missing copyright credit: Karsten M. Self for section C.4
On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 11:08:24PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Regardless of what we do in future versions, we're currently
> distributing material in violation of a copyright holder's license. Our
> choices are pretty much:
> a) Remove the material concerned from the installation guide in woody
> and sarge and get new versions uploaded to the archive. Apologise
> profusely. Potentially still be sued.
> b) Add attribution to the current version of the guide. The copyright
> holder has indicated that he'd let the matter drop in that case.
d) Add attribution to the installation guide in woody and sarge, and
remove the material concerned from the archive for the next stable
This seems like "If you remove my work from your current version, I'll
sue you for your violation in the last version". I hope you can
understand why I don't believe that arrangement is acceptable--it's
no different than "if you don't give me $100, I'll sue you for your
violation in the last version".
> c) Ignore the issue.
> We are *breaking the law*. The correct response is "Oh, fuck, how can we
> fix this", not "Stop complaining, it's against our policy to attribute
> people so we'll remove your material instead".
I don't see (c) happening; if it is, then Karsten's complaint was
unclear (which shouldn't be surprising, given its length). Karsten
is asserting that a) is "doing the wrong thing", which is ridiculous.