On Monday 28 May 2007, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote: [snip] | One of the things I would really love is to see Debian and Ubuntu share | documentation, as many of the documentation written for Debian can be | adapted for Ubuntu and viceversa . I couldn't agree more truthfully. | However, the current licensing used in documents in Ubuntu hinder this: | | - the official documentation is licensed under the Creactive Commons | ShareAlike license, this is considered non-free by debian-legal. | For more information see debian-legal archives or | http://people.debian.org/~evan/ccsummary.html | | - the documentation at the wiki doesn't have an explicit license. The | "Legal" footnote points to some rather generic legal information which, in | absense of explicit permission, makes the Wiki documentation non-free. | | Most, if not all already, documentation in the DDP is GPLd. | | If Ubuntu's licensing were to change (say to a MIT/BSD/GPL license) we | would be able to share more documention amongst both projects. | Unfortunately that's not currently the case. Which is a pity... Well I definitely agree here. For instance seeing as I do Kubuntu documentation, I can't even use info from KDE now for my documentation so in many cases I have to reinvent the wheel so-to-speak. There is a possibility that Kubuntu docs will go back to a dual license because of this, as it seems the main reason for going with the CC-by-SA was to be able to incorporate the book. I am far from a licensing genius, but I know that it being CC-by-SA and not either GFDLd or GPLd is actually creating more work from my standpoint. Anyways :) If there is anything I can lend a hand with, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks for the reply Javier and I apologize for replying back a little late. Have a great day! -- Richard A. Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org GPG Key: 0x2E2C0124
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