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Re: Which license for a documentation?

Måns Rullgård wrote:

> 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
>>> DFSG
>>> 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.

Nobody here would do so, just so you know.  :-)

I think this license is actually legally nearly equivalent to giving the
work to the public domain.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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