[Scribus] Restricted documentation license (was: a different kind of Scribus reference)

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri Apr 21 14:09:57 CEST 2006

Am Freitag, 21. April 2006 11:05 schrieb gregor FELLENZ:
> > Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
> > > The licence allows free distribution, including translation, but
> > > has some restrictions regarding reformed German spelling,
> > > notifications to the author (i. e. me) if any major changes are
> > > applied, and another restriction with respect to commercial
> > > printing.
> [...]
> > Yes and this *was* a very carefully thought out decision. In
> > Christian's case, I find this type of license entirely reasonable.
> jusdt for clarification, what is the point? reformed german spelling or
> comercial printing :-) (im not intending a debate about it).

It's both. You can distribute it, you can cange it, you can print it out for 
teaching purposes. The three restrictions are: 1) no conversion to reformed 
German spelling (including use for teaching purposes) 2) no inclusion of 
texts or images that may violate the rights of others, and 3) no commercial 

All three items are covered by German copyright law, so these are just 
clarifications for those who are not familiar with the law. The point with 
reformed German spelling needed to be added after some German ministries of 
education had to be told by courts that a conversion of texts to reformed 
spelling without the author's permission is a violation of copyrights. Some 
people and state agencies in this country seem to believe laws are not valid 
for them.

> cheers,
> gregor



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