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Re: octave tutorial

From: Joan Picanyol i Puig
Subject: Re: octave tutorial
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:45:37 +0200
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* Brian Blais <address@hidden> [20050426 17:53]:
> Steve C. Thompson wrote:
> >This look great!  Have you considered licensing this work under the GPL
> >and making the source files available?  Possibly this could help the
> >document evolve more rapidly, requiring less of your time?
> >
> I know *nothing* about licensing, and what it commits me to.  I have no 
> problem releasing anything for modification or anything else, so I 
> believe I am fine with GPL.  And I have the source code for it all, but 
> I don't know what I need to do, or what it commits me to (I am no 
> lawyer).  Is there a place I can read about it, or are there some 
> obvious steps to take?

GPL might be OK for the source code, but not for the manual per se.
Creative Commons ( looks what you're
looking for, at least two major US universities are licensing course
materials this way.

For a two-minute introduction, check


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