Subject: Re: For Approval: MN Open Documentation License 1.0
From: Michal Nazarewicz <>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 09:10:06 +0100

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On Saturday 18 of December 2004 00:08, John Cowan wrote:
> The main problem with using the GPL for documentation is that the
> requirement to deliver source code in 3a is unreasonable when applied to
> printed books, [...] 3b isn't much better [...] If you want to use the
> GPL for documentation, at the very least include
> a waiver of the source-code requirement for printed copies. 

The MN ODL uses pretty much the same source code policy. Now, however, I 
see that it might by troublesome. The question arises: What policy would 
be OK. I wouldn't like to waive the source-code requirement for printed 
copies since, I believe that, everyone should have access to the source 
code. Maybe I should use the FDL's way:

> If you publish or distribute Opaque copies of the Document numbering more
> than 100, you must either include a machine-readable Transparent copy 
> along with each Opaque copy, or state in or with each Opaque copy a
> computer-network location from which the general network-using public has
> access to download using public-standard network protocols a complete
> Transparent copy of the Document, free of added material.

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