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Re: Which license for a documentation?

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com> writes:

> On 2004-06-04 11:43:45 +0100 Matthieu Delahaye <m.delahaye@esiee.fr>
> wrote:
>> [...] I just want to know if there is a list of
>> common license for documentation that are definitively known to be
>> free.
> I'm not sure about definitive, but generally most DFSG-free licences
> would work for any software and there are benefits from having your
> manuals under the same licence as your program.
> Related, is the following licence DFSG-free:
> "I grant permission to you to do any act with my work. Please ask me
> to link to mirrors. Please link to this site and credit the
> contributors. No warranty offered and no liability accepted."

Wordings like "please" don't seem to carry much legal value, so I
suppose it might even be GPL compatible, though I guess some would
frown upon the request for credit.

> ?  Also, does it seem legally useful?

Ask a lawyer about that.

Måns Rullgård

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