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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Importing Documentation under CC-3.0 license into CouchDB project
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:56:28 GMT
On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 2:54 AM, Dave Cottlehuber <> wrote:
> Hi,
> The CouchDB project received a donation of API docs [docs]
> and build tools from company CouchBase [jan1][mc2],
> with our PMC (Jan Lehnardt) OK to proceed [jan3].
> 1. The licence of contribution is CC-3.0A [mc4][cc5]. Is this
> compatible?
> 2. As this is a substantial contribution, can you advise if there's
> any special requirements prior to pushing this into the ASF
> couchdb repo? Link on legal site [asf6] suggest this should
> be OK with attribution [dch7].
> Thanks, Dave
> [docs]:
> [jan1]:
> [mc2]:
> [jan3]:
> [mc4]:
> [cc5]:
> [asf6]:
> [dch7]:

I'll point out that a reason that we're wondering about compatibility
is that we found a section in the legal docs that mentions CC license
and specifically mentions not altering the imported work at [1].

The current plan in CouchDB to import these docs will be to pull the
original XML (DocBook) sources that CouchBase created, translate them
into a format for Sphinx (Python's plain text system) and then
continue to edit/maintain them alongside the rest of CouchDB's


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