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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Math commands [was Re: Starting to build the user guide]
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:23:01 GMT
On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:57 PM, tj <tj@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi, Andrea,
>
>
> On 2/7/2013 18:28, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>
>> On Rob Weir wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM, RGB ES wrote:
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Reference/Math_commands
>>>> but that page it is under a "CC-BY" License, so I assume it cannot be
>>>> used?
>>>
>>> Right.  But you could link to that page.  Or contact the author and
>>> see if he could be willing to give it us under ALv2:
>>> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/User:Jdpipe
>>
>>
>> Actually, CC-BY stuff can be used, in some sense.
>> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a classifies it
>> (under the name "CC-A") as a category A license, i.e., "similar in terms
>> to the Apache License 2.0" and allows it to be "included within Apache
>> products" provided a NOTICE file (or section?) is included.
>>
>> But, as Rob suggested, getting the author to agree with relicensing
>> under the very similar Apache License would be best. If we can't, I
>> don't see problems in reusing this work so long as we include a notice
>> crediting the author.
>>
>> Regards,
>>    Andrea.
>>
> The problem is that like most OOA/ODFA works, the Math Guide is a
> collaborative effort, with 8 or 10 contributors listed on the Page 2 credits
> (including me). Even finding them all might be very difficult; some of the
> names I don't even recognize, and I've been hanging out with the doc folks
> since 2.0 days. Sorry.
>

I had not noticed previously that CC-BY was category-A.  (Thanks,
Andrea!) So it should be fine to copy what you need and give
attribution on an "acknowledgements" page on the new doc.  Of course,
if you can find the original authors, it is always nice to let them
know what we're doing, and even invite them to join us.  But I don't
see any license issue now.

-Rob

> /tj/
>
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