[tex-live] Re: ConTeXt documentation in "commercial" products
frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue Jan 24 18:02:28 CET 2006
Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> � wrote:
>>You are aware that the Creative Commons Deed is just a wrapper around
>>the "real" GPL? You didn't include it in mreadme.pdf, but on the
>>website (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/GPL/2.0/) it says:
> a wrapper indeed, and if users want to rad the full thing, they can
> use their browser; i'm not going to add redundant code (read n pages
> of licence) to manuals and source code
There's not even a link to the "full thing", so I doubt that any judge
would accept that the GPL applies.
>>"This Deed itself has no legal value". So it seems in your
>>(understandable) desire to make things understandable for mere mortals,
>>you went one step too far.
> as you do, users can click; if i remember right, i even mention that i
> don't include the whole thing
Yes, you mention this, but one cannot find out what "the whole thing"
is. There's a Deed for the GPL on Creative Commons' website, but also
there, there's no version information (except in the URL, but that has
no legal value either). So a user cannot reliably find out which
version was on CC's site when you wrote your text.
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