Fwd: Re: [LINK] Plagiarize and be pilloried
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 17:52:50 +1100
>I have been asked by quite a few people if I will be releasing these
>docs under the GPL.
>The answer to that is no, because documents are not like software. ...
Further to Robert's excellent rendition, I'm in a similar position.
I put a Copyright Notice on (almost) everything on my sites.
In effect, I assert my rights, *but* grant a licence automatically
for not-for-profit use, *provided that* a specified set of conditions
Many people overlook it. Some ignore it. But a moderate number each
year contact me to get a clarification or negotiate a licence.
The Notice is at:
If you like it, and want to use it, you'll see that I carefully did
*not* assert copyright in the contents of the Copyright Notice
itself, but instead permitted it to pass into the public domain.
Now: I wonder if I should have made the Copyright Notice subject to
an 'open content' copyright licence ...
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