[scribus] the docs license

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Fri Apr 13 19:42:24 UTC 2012

On 4/13/12 11:00 AM, Meho R. wrote:
> On Friday 13 April 2012 08:34:08 Peter Linnell wrote:
>> As the original doc writer and selector for the docs license, I did a 
>> careful survey of available licenses.
>> CC did not exist at the time and none of them still do not reflect my 
>> exact intent with the license.
>> I chose OPL, as it did two things:
>> Permitted free distribution and alteration.
>> Prevented a commercial interest from benefiting from our benevolent 
>> efforts aka reprinting commercially our docs without permission. My 
>> desire was that any documentation commercially or otherwise would 
>> benefit the project.
>> That it is not free enough for Debian legal folks is their issue, not 
>> mine. Docs are not code and should not be licensed under the same kind 
>> of copyright/license.
>> Thanks,
>> Peter
> Actually, if there was an issue, it would be yours, Peter, not Debian's :-) They have strict rules which apply to every piece of software/doc and if you want your app/doc included, you must comply to their rules, not they to yours. If you'd rather not having your app/doc provided by default in one of the most important Linux distros, it is your choice and your problem. 

Sounds fine to me - we don't need to please Debian or any other distro. (despite malex's wonderful
efforts over the years).


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