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Re: But where do we stand on OPL?
You CAN restrict people. You just can't CHARGE people.
Personally I like the OPL.
Date forwarded: 18 Sep 1999 13:33:09 -0000
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Subject: But where do we stand on OPL?
From: Gary Lawrence Murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date sent: 18 Sep 1999 09:32:14 -0400
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> I had an email from Alessandro this morning. His understanding is that
> a document published under the OPL (esp OPL with the option to reserve
> book printing rights) prevents a document from being included in the
> LDP. Is this true? What is the stance of the LDP on the open publishing
> While I can agree with people like Richard Stallman that the very best
> work can only come out of GPL-style restrictions, it is also true that
> some wonderful software is less restrictive. For example, the BSD
> licences and other have no restrictions against arbitrary restrictions
> in the licence, and even the Linux kernel allows for (but does not
> distribute) non-GPL modules.
> If we take a 100%-free stance as dogma, we miss an opportunity to have
> the LDP include professionally edited and corporately sponsored
> documents; allowing for some "mostly free" content might require the
> multi-tier classification I wrote about before, but provides a means
> for the LDP to leverage rather than compete with publishers like ORA,
> IDG and MCP (who, on the other hand, freely leverage the LDP to pad
> thier books)
> Gary Lawrence Murphy <email@example.com> TeleDynamics Communications Inc
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