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From sameer <>
Subject Re: license
Date Fri, 08 Aug 1997 19:01:52 GMT
	So this brings up some issues. The SH docs right now include
some text from the apache docs, but most of it is a rewrite. If you
restrict the new docs for a commercial use then does commercial
documentation have to be a clean room effort?

> No better way to screw up discussions than to mention licensing.  I don't
> think the code license is appropriate for high quality documentation.  Our
> current manual, while extensive, is not "book ready".  But it's possible
> that this project would produce something which is book ready.  We do not
> want someone to be able to print it and reap profits off our work... 
> unlike software which is high overhead (nobody would buy from a
> fly-by-night, they look for support, etc.), books don't usually come with
> support contracts. 
> Just food for thought.  The documentation must be free, but it could have
> commercial restrictions added to it.
> Dean

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