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Re: License for documentation

At 06:46 AM 7/8/99 -0000, bruce@perens.com wrote:
>From: David Starner <dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org>
>> You might want to check out the Open Content
>> License (http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/)
>That's only free as long as you don't check any of the options.
That's arguable. Given that, we couldn't distribute the GPL with Debian, as
it can't be modified either.
>> or look at what the FSF uses on their manuals
>They use the GPL for their manuals.
? From the autoconf manual -
Copyright (C) 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 Free Software Foundation,

Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of
this manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice
are preserved on all copies.

Permission is granted to process this file through TeX and print the
results, provided the printed document carries copying permission
notice identical to this one except for the removal of this paragraph
(this paragraph not being relevant to the printed manual).

@end ignore
Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this
manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire
resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission
notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual
into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions,
except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved
by the Foundation.
@end ifinfo

That's more or less what I remember from other manuals.
David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org (alternately dvdeug@hotmail.com)
"I would weep, but my tears have been stolen; I would shout, but my voice
has been taken. Thus, I write." - Tragic Poet

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