Subject: Re: For Approval: MN Open Documentation License 1.0
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 23:13:59 +0000 (UTC)

John Cowan dixit:

>each book must be accompanied by a CD-ROM (or the like) containing the
>whole book, *which must remain with the book at all times*.  You cannot
>give or sell the book to anyone if you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM.

You could copy the CD, or pack a 3-year postcard in it, or whatever.

>3b isn't much better: most people don't want to keep online copies of
>the source code for their books publicly available for three years,
>not to mention the hassle of mailing people CDs if they request them.


>If you want to use the GPL for documentation, at the very least include

I wouldn't use the GPL for especially documentation, and
haven't used it for own code since end of 2000 or so.

>"Twist" is the idiom you want, not "rotate".

Ah thanks, now I'm getting trained in idiomatic expressions here ;)