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Re: changing content licenses (OPL => CC BY SA)

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On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 1:33 AM, Karsten Wade<kwade@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:40:49AM -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 18:58 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
>> > The Docs Team has recently reached consensus to change licenses that
>> > cover the various full-size guides the team works on, such as the
>> > Release Notes and the Installation Guide.  Currently the works are
>> > under the OPL 1.0, and the intention is to switch to the CC BY SA 3.0.
>>
>> The Gnome documentation team is also moving to CC BY SA 3.0,
>> away from the GFDL.  I hope this will help downstream changes
>> or any upstreaming you might want to do in the future.
>
> That is great news!  We used to borrow (in Fedora Docs) enormous
> chunks from the GNOME Documentation Style Guide, but had to give that
> up when we dropped using the GFDL.
>
> <gush>The Creative Commons mission seems to be working.</gush>  I love
> how it took several versions to gain acceptance, just like software.

Of course, they didn't get it right (3.0 still has the idiotic and
useless DRM clause) but momentum and success makes up for a lot of
flaws. ;)

Luis

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