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Re: Request for suggestions of DFSG-free documentation licenses

In message <20070525155548.GA24993@bitsy-cocoa.dyndns.org>, Nathanael Nerode <neroden@fastmail.fm> writes
If this is the same company which is licensing its software under a dual
GPL-and-proprietary model, I think it probably makes the most sense for
your company to simply license the manual under the GPL.  This means
that your company is the only one which can distribute *printed* copies
of the manual without attaching a CD, diskette, or offer to provide source
code.  Some people will probably be willing to pay for the
professionally printed copies.  :-)

Note that, in the UK at least, adding a "free" CD jacks up the cost of a printed manual/book significantly. Given that a typical O'Reilly sells for between £20 and £40, adding a CD will also add about £5 tax to the price (books are VAT-free, adding a CD makes the *entire* *package* liable to 17.5% tax).

Anthony W. Youngman - anthony@thewolery.demon.co.uk

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