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[Savannah-hackers-public] Re: [gnu.org #279942] PDL - Public Documentati
Sylvain Beucler via RT
[Savannah-hackers-public] Re: [gnu.org #279942] PDL - Public Documentation License
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 17:07:31 -0400
On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:30:39AM -0500, Brett Smith via RT wrote:
> > [beuc - Mon Mar 20 11:32:14 2006]:
> > Could you tell me if the Public Documentation License
> > (http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/PDL.html) is a free documentation
> > license?
> Hi Sylvain,
> I'm sorry we didn't get a response to you quicker on this --
> unfortunately, I didn't notice the From: address in my initial skim, so
> I didn't think to prioritize it. In the future, if you put [gnu-maint]
> in the subject line of mail dealing with Savannah, that will get our
> attention and a quicker reply.
> That said, some parts of the PDL are definitely murky, and I'm afraid we
> don't really have the resources available to evaluate its freeness with
> the GPLv3 process underway. Unless you're noticing a huge upsurge in
> the popularity of this license, figuring this out will probably have to
> wait a while.
I assume you know it is the license used by the OpenOffice
http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/faq-licensing.html and other users
comments makes me think this is a mandatory license for inclusion in
I never saw it ouside of OOo though, and never at Savannah. Actually I
asked because I wondered about recommending such documents on my
free-software-based company's website - so this is not urgent indeed.