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Re: FunnelWeb manuals copyright issues

At 7:34 PM +0100 31/12/1999, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 31, 1999 at 10:11:43AM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> > > >This is not dfsg-free.
> > > >I am not allowed to print a book with these docs inside and sell it.
> > > >Such package wont go to main.
> > > 
> > > Drat! OK. How about this?
> > > 
> > >    Copyright (c) Ross N. Williams 1992,1999. All rights reserved.
> > > 
> > >    Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this
> > >    FunnelWeb manual provided that all notices (including, without
> > >    limitation, the copyright notice, this permission notice, any record
> > >    of modification, and all legal notices) are preserved on all copies.
> > >    Modified versions of this manual, including translations to other
>       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >    languages, may be distributed under the same terms, provided that each
>                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >    modification made to the manual since its original release by Ross N.
>       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >    Williams (www.ross.net) is identified on the page on which it occurs,
>                               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >    and the front page of the manual carries a notice notifying the reader
> > >    that changes have been made, and referring the reader to the official
> > >    FunnelWeb website at (www.ross.net/funnelweb/).
> > 
> > Looks OK this time - all these restrictions seem to fit within the DFSG
> > (unless I made a second mistake analysing this ;)
>Does it mean that on each page of translation I have to put a notice :
>`this is modified version of FunnelWeb manual by Ross N. Williams (www.ross.net)
>made by Stasiu Translatorek <stasiu@pertus.com.pl>' ???

Well, for a pure translation I'd actually be happy with just a front
page notice, but in my mind, the following would satisfy the black
letter reading if it appeared as a footnote in size2 on each page:

  Translated into Scandeluvian by Stasiu Translatorek.

The footnote could be hyperlinked to a page containing more info.

Is that so much to ask? All the manuals are in FunnelWeb,
so this is actually only about ten minutes work changing the
end-of-page macro in each of the four subwebs. In contrast, it's
going to take me about another five hours to change the copyright
message and reship all the webs :-)

Three options:

   1. Run with the notice as it stands.
   2. Run with it now, but weaken it in the next release.
   3. Weaken it now and reship all the documentation.


Dr Ross N. Williams (ross@rocksoft.com), +61 8 8232-6262 (fax-6264).
Director, Rocksoft Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia: http://www.rocksoft.com/ 
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