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

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Apr 19 05:15:00 UTC 2008

Rick Moen scripsit:

> Really?  GPLv2 in 8-point type is, IIRC, only about 3 pages
> single-spaced -- ~3000 words.  Not sure about V3.

That's not the issue; it's obeying the GPL that's annoying within the
constraints of conventional paper-and-ink publishing.  Both v2 and v3
require the source code (HTML or DocBook or LaTeX or what have you) to
be distributed "on a medium customarily used for software interchange",
which nowadays means a CD or DVD.

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