Open Source Content License (OSCL) - Other/Miscellaneous licenses

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Apr 19 01:12:21 UTC 2008

Rick Moen scripsit:

> > Using GPL, or any other SW license, for text strikes me
> > as not a good idea.  
> On what grounds, exactly?  

The GPL is really obnoxious for printed books.  You wind up having to distribute
the book on CD, either on demand for three years, or else bound into the book.
That adds quite a bit to the cost of binding.

All Gaul is divided into three parts: the part          John Cowan
that cooks with lard and goose fat, the part  
that cooks with olive oil, and the part that            cowan at
cooks with butter. -- David Chessler

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