Opened 12 years ago
Closed 11 years ago
#707 closed defect (fixed)
Clarify Documentation License
|Reported by:||wildintellect||Owned by:|
Simon pointed out on the mailing list that we neglected to specify which CC license the docs are under. We should clarify that with the original authors, apply the change to the docs and make sure to include the nice Creative Commons graphic that is appropriate.
Quick fix is to assume CC Attribution. Long term I would suggest we move to CC Attribution Share-Alike
Change history (3)
comment:1 by , 12 years ago
comment:2 by , 12 years ago
|Keywords:||5.0 added; 4.5 removed|
We have created a en/copyright.rst file which explains copyright for all docs. Copyright statements are extracted from the source document's metadata during the build process (using bin/extract_licenses.sh
We have public statements from almost all projects on our email list setting copyright to:
CC-By for Project Overviews. (waiting on final statements from HamishB for a couple of projects)
CC-By-SA for Quickstarts. (statements for all projects)
comment:3 by , 11 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
All docs are classified as CC-By or CC-By-SA for release 5.0. Issue closed.
My personal vote is for CC-By-SA 3.0, but I am keen to hear the opinions of others in the group.
as a sample of what this could be like, in r6038 I've set up the header lines of grass_quickstart.rst to look like:
comments and criticisms welcome.
For the record, I only cede my copyright on original works in the livedvd/gisvm/trunk/doc/ dir to OSGeo, and no one else. (i.e. .rst text and screenshots). I would ask (but not demand) that others do the same, and we make this request on the wiki for any new docs.
Similarly, I transfer copyright to scripts written by me in the livedvd/gisvm/trunk/bin/ dir to OSGeo licensed as LGPL (as noted in the script headers).