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Mixing GPL licensed material into our documentation


On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM, Daniel Bartholomew <dbart@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 12/05/2010, at 9:12 PM, Paul McCullagh
> <paul.mccullagh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Paul> You are free to copy any part of the primebase.org documentation
> Paul> to askmonty.org.
> Paul>
> Paul> It is not stated, but in general our documentation is also GPL. I
> Paul> will add this to our Web-site.
> Paul,
> Thank you for licensing the documentation under the GPL and letting us
> use it!

Hmm... this reminds me:

We've decided to use a combo of GFDL and CC BY-SA for our
documentation licenses.

Copying in documentation that is GPL licensed is probably not
possible, I'm sure the GPL is incompatible with at least CC BY-SA.

I'm not even concerned of the PBXT docs, I'm sure Paul would be
flexible. But I just realized we also use the MySQL help files, which
surely are GPL and we haven't seen much signs of MySQL being active in
relicensing their docs ;-)

This raises the question whether we should actually use GPL only as
the license for our manual? It is copyleft too, so a workable choice
even if it is "awkward" for literary works.

A key question would be how much will we lose (such as in man-days of
effort) if we just take away the MySQL help files from the manual?

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