[Qgis-developer] License question

Peter Ersts ersts at amnh.org
Mon Aug 31 15:01:07 EDT 2009


We uploaded a newer version of the documentation with a clarification on 
the license -- as the license text actually talked about the "exercise" 
not the "documentation".  It has always been intended to be as free and 
open to use as possible.


We used DocBook, so that we could quickly and easily build pdfs and html 
from the same source xml. If you are interested in the base xml file, 
let us know.


Carson Farmer wrote:
> Thanks pete.
> Let me know what you guys decide. If it is possible to use your docs, 
> this will likely be the best plugin documentation we have! I would 
> like to see more plugins with this level of detail... so hopefully 
> it's all A OK, and we can use this as a model for future plugin docs...
> Carson
>> Carson,
>> We are happy to change the license as needed. The CC license is 
>> mostly a holdover from the exercises that were originally written and 
>> then retooled into the more generic "documentation", and I don't 
>> think anyone thought too much about the implication of its use. But, 
>> let me chat it over with the folks who did the exercise and docs.
>> The link JJL sent is quite handy.
>> -pete
>> Tim Sutton wrote:
>>> Carson Farmer wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Does anyone know if the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
>>>> License is compatible with the GPL? I'm trying to put together
>>>> documentation for the eVis plugin in the new manual, and there is a
>>>> comprehensive manual on the Evis website, released under the CCASA 3.0
>>>> license. Can I use the material posted here?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Carson
>>> That I don't know, but I would suggest to simply ask Peter Ersts et al
>>> to dual license the documentation as GPLD if needed - I think this is
>>> allowed and most likely they would be agreeable to it.
>>> Regards
>>> Tim
>>> - --

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