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Bug#214130: www.debian.org: Debian WWW Pages License no longer has a copy of the license

tags 214130 patch

On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 08:02:54PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 12:31:38AM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 05:03:18PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> > > a copy of the OPL on the Debian website from now on, so that people can
> > > read it.
> > 
> > This may be a good idea even though it is available elsewhere...
> 	In any case, if that site goes down or becomes unavailable, it's
> still a good idea to have the license on the same site as www.debian.org.

I prepared a patch that includes a full copy of the OPL in the
Debian website (attached). What do other think of the idea?

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/
Index: license.wml
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/license.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.13
diff -u -r1.13 license.wml
--- license.wml	2 Jan 2003 05:56:24 -0000	1.13
+++ license.wml	27 Feb 2004 17:08:04 -0000
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 #use wml::debian::template title="Debian WWW Pages License" NOCOPYRIGHT="true" BARETITLE="true"
-<p>Copyright &copy; 1997-2003
+<p>Copyright &copy; 1997-2004
 <a href="http://www.spi-inc.org/";>Software in the Public Interest, Inc.</a><br>
 P.O. Box 502761<br>
 Indianapolis, IN 46250-2761<br>
@@ -11,7 +11,8 @@
 <p>This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set 
 forth in the Open Publication License, Draft v1.0 or later (the latest version 
 is presently available at
-<a href="http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/";>http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/</A>).
+<a href="http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/";>http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/</a>
+but you can also refer to our <a href="opl">local copy</a>).
 <p>&ldquo;Debian&rdquo; and <a href="logos/">the Debian Logo</a>
#use wml::debian::template title="Open Publication License" NOCOPYRIGHT="true"

    <p><strong>v1.0, 8 June 1999</strong></p>

    <p>The Open Publication works may be reproduced and distributed in
      whole or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, provided
      that the terms of this license are adhered to, and that this
      license or an incorporation of it by reference (with any options
      elected by the author(s) and/or publisher) is displayed in the
    <p>Proper form for an incorporation by reference is as follows:
      Copyright (c) &lt;year&gt; by &lt;author's name or designee&gt;. This
      material may be distributed only subject to the terms and
      conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, vX.Y or
      later (the latest version is presently available at
      <url "http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/"; />). The reference must be
      immediately followed with any options elected by the author(s)
      and/or publisher of the document (see section VI).</p>

    <p>Commercial redistribution of Open Publication-licensed material
      is permitted.</p>

    <p>Any publication in standard (paper) book form shall require the
      citation of the original publisher and author. The publisher and
      author's names shall appear on all outer surfaces of the book. On
      all outer surfaces of the book the original publisher's name shall
      be as large as the title of the work and cited as possessive with
      respect to the title.</p>

    <h2>II. COPYRIGHT</h2>

    <p>The copyright to each Open Publication is owned by its
      author(s) or designee.</p>

    <h2>III. SCOPE OF LICENSE</h2>

    <p>The following license terms apply to all Open Publication
    works, unless otherwise explicitly stated in the document.</p>

    <p>Mere aggregation of Open Publication works or a portion of an
    Open Publication work with other works or programs on the same
    media shall not cause this license to apply to those other
    works. The aggregate work shall contain a notice specifying the
    inclusion of the Open Publication material and appropriate
    copyright notice.</p>

    <p><em>SEVERABILITY</em>. If any part of this license is found to
    be unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the remaining portions of
    the license remain in force.</p>

    <p><em>NO WARRANTY</em>. Open Publication works are licensed and
    provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied,
    including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
    merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or a warranty
    of non-infringement.</p>


    <p>All modified versions of documents covered by this license,
    including translations, anthologies, compilations and partial
    documents, must meet the following requirements:</p>

      <li>The modified version must be labeled as such.</li>
      <li>The person making the modifications must be identified and
	the modifications dated.</li>
      <li>Acknowledgement of the original author and publisher if
	applicable must be retained according to normal academic
	citation practices.</li>
      <li>The location of the original unmodified document must be
      <li>The original author's (or authors') name(s) may not be used
	to assert or imply endorsement of the resulting document without
	the original author's (or authors') permission.</li>


    <p>In addition to the requirements of this license, it is
      requested from and strongly recommended of redistributors

      <li>If you are distributing Open Publication works on hardcopy or
	CD-ROM, you provide email notification to the authors of your
	intent to redistribute at least thirty days before your
	manuscript or media freeze, to give the authors time to provide
	updated documents. This notification should describe
	modifications, if any, made to the document.</li>
      <li>All substantive modifications (including deletions) be either
	clearly marked up in the document or else described in an
	attachment to the document.</li>
      <li>Finally, while it is not mandatory under this license, it is
	considered good form to offer a free copy of any hardcopy and
	CD-ROM expression of an Open Publication-licensed work to its

    <h2>VI. LICENSE OPTIONS</h2>

    <p>The author(s) and/or publisher of an Open Publication-licensed
      document may elect certain options by appending language to the
      reference to or copy of the license. These options are
      considered part of the license instance and must be included
      with the license (or its incorporation by reference) in derived

    <p>A. To prohibit distribution of substantively modified versions
      without the explicit permission of the author(s). "Substantive
      modification" is defined as a change to the semantic content of
      the document, and excludes mere changes in format or typographical

    <p>To accomplish this, add the phrase `Distribution of
      substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited
      without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.' to the
      license reference or copy.</p>

    <p>B. To prohibit any publication of this work or derivative works
      in whole or in part in standard (paper) book form for commercial
      purposes is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from
      the copyright holder.</p>

    <p>To accomplish this, add the phrase 'Distribution of the work or
      derivative of the work in any standard (paper) book form is
      prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from the copyright
      holder.' to the license reference or copy.</p>

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