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Old 02-03-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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the GNU Free Documentation License (the GPL for books)?

Does anyone know of any sites that have a lot of links to various books published with the GNU Free Documentation License (the GPL for books)?

Does anyone know of any books (besides Free as in Freedom the Richard Stallman biography) published this way?

Does the GFDL cover man pages, or is that an extension of the GPL?

I know O'Reilly is now using a modified copyright for their books (it lasts for 17 years only I believe), but does anyone else know of any authors or publishers using alternative copyrights?

What do ya'll think of the GFDL? Do you think books are so fundamentally different from code that it doesn't work?

Thanks for any info or opinions you could give me.
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The Linux Network Administrator's Guide is one book they publish that uses the GFDL. The Linux Documentation Project contains Guides which are book length and use the GFDL.

More information on the GFDL
Old 02-03-2004, 07:41 AM   #3
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Sorry for a stupid question.
After reading, I still have no concrete idea on how to license a document.

Does it mean that if a person wants to license a document under GFDL, he can simply put the declaration (

 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
      document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,
      Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software
      Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and
      no Back-Cover Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the
      section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
in the document. Then the license is declared? Is that correct? Or what else he needs to do in case missing any point?

Thanks in advice.


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