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Re: licensing conditions for Core ocamldocs: currently non-free


I'm added a license and copyright info to the tarball.  Hopefully this
meets your needs.

As for the generation of the documentation, we don't really have
anything to release for that at the moment.


On 12/11/09 12:20, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Hi, I'm writing to you as the (supposedly, as I didn't find any precise
> email address on the web) responsible for the availability of Core
> ocamldocs recently announced on Jane Street blog [1].
> That doc is very useful, thanks for that.
> I'm responsible for the Debian packaging of Core and some of its related
> libraries and I would like Debian users to have access to offline docs,
> in case they are programming being unconnected (which happens to me
> quite often in fact).
> To achieve that results there are various problems:
> - The biggest one is that the tarball of HTML documents you made
>   available contains just the generated HTML files, no licensing term is
>   specified whatsoever so, strictly speaking, no one is allowed to take
>   that tarball and redistribute it elsewhere, not even me to the end of
>   creating a Debian package.
>   Can you please add such a licensing information allowing to
>   redistribute the doc? The best possible terms would be the same of the
>   libraries themselves.
> - The second major problem is that those HTML documents are clearly
>   generated via ocamldoc, but the code to generate them is not
>   available. For Debian that means that those docs cannot go to Debian
>   itself, but should be relegated to non-free, which is a pity. I've
>   tried in the past to generate ocamldoc out of Core (and friends
>   libraries), but I've always failed because there is some per-file
>   preprocessing to do which is not uniform.
>   Can you please consider making available the actual code you use to
>   generate that docs?
> Solving the first problem would at least enable me to create a non-free
> package, whereas solving the second problem would also make such package
> free, making everyone even more happy :-)
> Many thanks in advance,
> Cheers.
> [1] http://ocaml.janestreet.com/?q=node/74
> -- 
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