[Fedora-legal-list] a derivative of the Linux Documentation Project License
Björn Persson <Bjorn@...
2015-03-01 10:49:11 GMT
The MySQL++ User Manual has another license than the library itself,
but the -manuals subpackage inherits its License field from the main
package. This shall be fixed, but it's not obvious what the license of
the manual should be called. It's described as follows:
| The MySQL++ User Manual is licensed under a unique license derived from
| the Linux Documentation Project License. (The only changes are due to
| the fact that the User Manual isn't actually part of the LDP, so a lot
| of the language in the LDPL doesn't make sense when applied to the user
The license text is included below. Shall I call this license "LDPL",
or does it need a name of its own?
MySQL++ User Manual License
The copyright to the MySQL++ User Manual is owned by its authors.
The MySQL++ User Manual may be reproduced and distributed in whole
or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, provided that
this license notice is displayed in the reproduction. Commercial
redistribution is permitted and encouraged. Thirty days advance
notice via email to the authors of redistribution is appreciated,
to give the authors time to provide updated documents.
A. REQUIREMENTS OF MODIFIED WORKS
All modified documents, including translations,
anthologies, and partial documents, must meet the
1. The modified version must be labeled as such.
2. The person making the modifications must be
3. Acknowledgement of the original author must be
4. The location of the original unmodified
document be identified.
5. The original authors' names may not be used
to assert or imply endorsement of the
resulting document without the original
In addition it is requested that:
1. The modifications (including deletions)
2. The authors be notified by email of the
modification in advance of redistribution,
if an email address is provided in
Mere aggregation of the MySQL++ User Manual with other
documents or programs on the same media shall not cause
this license to apply to those other works.
All translations, derivative documents, or modified
documents that incorporate the MySQL++ User Manual may
not have more restrictive license terms than these,
except that you may require distributors to make the
resulting document available in source format.
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