[scribus] 1.4.2 and Fedora 18

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Feb 23 14:57:59 UTC 2013

On 02/23/2013 06:47 AM, Craig Bradney wrote:
> Hi Ale
>> it's about setting some clear rules and sticking to it.
> our rules have not changed.
>> p.s.: in the specific case, being a teacher i can assume that i can use
>> the documentation provided by a free linux distribution for every
>> meaningful use, provided i mention where i took the resources and use
>> the least liberal of the (compatible among each other!) licenses.
>> what can i do if one resources forbids creating an epub, the other pdfs
>> and the third one distributing printed copies?
> You need to do that anyway. One distro does not guarantee all licenses are the same. Each free
> license has different terms.
> For your teaching purposes, you can use the Scribus docs, no problem, as long as you aren't making a
> printed book from the docs for reasons other than for teaching and selling it with the aim of making
> profit without feeding any of the money back to the authors/Scribus. Using it for teaching Scribus
> is fine.
My reading of the licence is that one can print the manual for their own 
use if they see fit, and could even distribute in a class. This is not 
the same as publishing in print form, which is the only thing restricted.

I certainly agree with Laszlo that a heated discussion about this is not 
productive, and not something users in general want to see.
We're only looking for some workarounds, and perhaps a way for Fedora 
and others to more easily include the docs by some means.


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