I think the book is aleady done :-)

Enrique Matías Sánchez (Quique) cronopios at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 09:57:57 UTC 2004

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 19:29:32 -0600, John Hornbeck <hornbeck at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Dear John,
> >
> > Sorry for the licensing issue.
> >
> > Now I understand. Ok i'll remove the line in the next release. I didn't
> > think there was a license matter. Idea was to let people have it in
> > whole and they can do whatever they want with it, just leave a little
> > credit to the author that's all.

thanks for writing it and your willingness to make its contents free :-)

> > How would you suggest I should write the licensing part? I have no
> > problem for others to use/modify it. (The disclaimer was actually cut
> > and paste from elsewhere)
> > 
> I would suggest the gpl or lgpl license for your doc.  Mainly the gpl
> though that way anyone can use it for any reason, and they will still
> give you credit.

The GNU GPL is intended for *code*. It's not really well suited for
I'd rather suggest using a documentation license.

The Free Software Foundation promotes the GNU FDL
(http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html). Unfortunately, even if you
don't use invariant sections, it has a number of problems, including
incompatibility with the GPL. See
http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.html for the
debian-legal opinions.

How about a Creative Commons license, such as the
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/) ?

> I will start migrating your data over into our guide and than start
> posting the work as it emerges.

Chua, did you consider joining the Ubuntu documentation team?

Best regards,

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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