License of the Ubuntu Book?

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Mon Jul 2 11:49:13 UTC 2007

adam hyde wrote:
> i thought that would be the case. 
> On another slightly tangential note...i was wondering if its possible to
> use the docs under the gpl...
> the attribution share-alike license states:
> "If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute
> the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one."
> is the GPL a sufficiently 'similar' license?

afaik gpl+CC-* are incompatible

> adam
> On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 19:53 +1000, Jeremy Visser wrote:
>> adam hyde wrote:
>>> Why then does the copyright statement also state the material is 'all
>>> rights reserved'? 
>> Because the whole concept of free publication and open source is foreign
>> to those publishers, who probably out of habit put "All Rights
>> Reserved", because a free license is so uncommon for a book in print.

Karl Goetz
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Australian Ubuntu users team -
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