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

Bruce Perens bruce at
Sat Apr 19 01:42:56 UTC 2008

John Cowan wrote:
> 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.
In all of my GPL distribution, I've never had someone refuse a download 
and insist on a CD instead. So, the capability to distribute a "similar 
medium" is maintained for license compliance, but never used.

My own series of 24 books with Prentice Hall used an open content 
license that preceded Creative Commons.


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