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Re: Mixing GPL licensed material into our documentation


On Jun 3, 2010, at 11:21 AM, Henrik Ingo wrote:

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Paul McCullagh
<paul.mccullagh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Henrik,

As I mentioned, I have changed the license to:

I assume this is compatible with the license of the MariaDB documentation.

Kind of. If you ask us for advice, we would actually like you to dual
license: use both that CC license AND GFDL.

That's OK with me. But, as far as I can tell, there is nothing stopping some from taking CC content, and incorporating it in a GFDL document.

We looked into this last
year, found out this is what wikipedia does, and essentially learned
that there is no one great documentation license, but doing this kind
of dual licensing gives you a pretty good result.
(http://askmonty.org/wiki/Askmonty.org:Copyrights#Why_the_dual_license.3F )

That being said, the arrangement allows to take in single pages that
are only under one of those licenses, if it is not possible to reach
the author or agree on a change.

However, that does not help you with the MySQL parts, as you say...

No. Grr...


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Paul McCullagh
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