License for a document or presentation?
Mahesh T. Pai
paivakil at yahoo.co.in
Sat Apr 10 16:16:01 UTC 2004
Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. said on Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 03:22:51PM -0400,:
> Whether the principles supporting licensing documents differed from
Appears to depend on what you want to achieve. If you want
e-propagation of the document, a copyleft license will be better, IMO.
> Are we promoting the idea that all text should be licensed?
Not quite. You issue a `license' as opposed to merely `giving away'
(or selling) a copy to prevent what is achieved by copyright - prevent
distribution by a person other than the copyright holder.
> When the ideas are freely accessible doesn't that reduce (albeit,
> not eliminate) the benefit of using an open source license?
You seem to have overlooked the difference between documents
expressing opinion or political thought and technical documents (man
pages, guides, etc).
Mahesh T. Pai, LL.M.,
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