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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > User Guides Revisted
Date Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:48:00 GMT
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Comment added by Dennis E. Hamilton:


It is necessary to look at the documents themselves to see what the licenses are.

I think, because of the dual licensing, the preferable case would be to have the editable
forms of the documents (i.e., essentially the "source") retained on the ODFAuthors site (with
a contingency plan, such as SourceForge backups, in case that site is ever closed).

The PDFs could be posted on or elsewhere, since that is not "source code."
 In that case, it would be appropriate to ensure that the documents include links to where
they are found in their other forms on ODFAuthors.  That is a good idea anyway.  It is the
best way for folks to find out about older and newer versions.

There are print versions available via ODFAuthors at times, and any sales/royalties for those
go somewhere.  I suspect that is fine, especially if it helps the ODFAuthors site keep operating.

In reply to a comment by Kay Schenk:
I'm looking at the JIRA issue you posted. It doesn't seem like a negative response to me.
In fact, it seems both Shane Curcuru and Sam Ruby as well as Robert Burrell Donkin seemed
to want to accept "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0". So, a couple of things:

* We need to find out from ODFAuthors exactly what version of Creative Commons they are using.
I can't tell by looking at the little icon on:

what it is. It doesn't seem to be a current license from this list:

* Once we can ascertain the exact nature of the CC license ODFAuthors is using, we should
go back to the JIRA ticket.

Are you in touch with someone at ODFAuthors? If not, I think TJ might be.

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