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Re: If not GFDL, then what?

On 2003-10-13, Brian T. Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> The GNU GPL is somewhat awkward for print distribution: it requires
> either a CD of source in the back or an onerous offer valid for three
> years.  The best alternative I can consider is to distribute the book
> under the GPL, with the special exception that printed copies may be
> derived from it, or perhaps a separate license to the publisher.

Be careful with the exception: you probably don't want people printing
modified copies without also releasing the source.

Alternatively, you could provide the publisher with a written offer to
provide the source, which they could then print in the back of the
book (without providing anything themselves).


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