License for DOCs in main?
I was looking for the Network Administration Guide in Debian and
couldn't find it. I thought this would have been packaged
already. So I thought I'd better do it. If this were software,
it wouldn't be DFSG-compliant because of its section 2 below.
But it's documentation... Can it go in main? There's little
point in packaging it if it doesn't get in CDs. I Think the
other LDP books have a similar license).
Here's the license:
The Linux Network Administrators' Guide is
Copyright (C) 1994 Olaf Kirch
Kattreinstr. 38, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany
The Linux Network Administrators' Guide may be reproduced
and distributed in whole or in part, subject to the follow-
01. The copyright notice above and this permission notice
must be preserved complete on all complete or partial
02. Any translation or derivative work of The Linux Net-
work Administrators' Guide must be approved by the au-
thor in writing before distribution.
03. If you distribute The Linux Network Administrators'
Guide in part, instructions for obtaining the complete
version of The Linux Network Administrators' Guide
must be included, and a means for obtaining a complete
04. Small portions may be reproduced as illustrations for
reviews or quotes in other works without this permis-
sion notice if proper citation is given.
05. If you print and distribute The Linux Network Adminis-
trators' Guide, you may not refer to it as the ``Offi-
cial Printed Version''.
06. The GNU General Public License referenced below may be
reproduced under the conditions given within it.
07. Several sections of this document are held under sepa-
rate copyright. When these sections are covered by a
different copyright, the seperate copyright is noted.
If you distribute The Linux Network Administrators'
Guide in part, and that part is, in whole, covered un-
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Exceptions to these rules may be granted for academic
purposes: Write to Olaf Kirch at the above address, or email
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All source code in The Linux Network Administrators' Guide
is placed under the GNU General Public License. See ap-
pendix A for a copy of the GNU ``GPL.''
The author is not liable for any damages, direct or in-
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