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Re: LDP License missing
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- Subject: Re: LDP License missing
- From: "Greg Ferguson" <>
- Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:42:24 -0400
- In-Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Lawyer) "LDP License missing" (Sep 30, 12:57am)
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On Sep 30, 12:57am, David Lawyer wrote:
> Subject: LDP License missing
> There are about 17 HOWTOs that use the LDP License. They do not include
> it in their HOWTOs but incorporate it by reference:
> In some cases people have used "sunsite" for "metalab" and also used
> "LDP-COPYRIGHT" for "COPYRIGHT.
> Now the LDP License is not at these urls. It has been removed and
> license substituted for it which is named "LINUX DOCUMENTATION PROJECT
> COPYING LICENSE". I have a copy of the LDP Licesse and it is much
> different than the "... copying license". All the references in the
> HOWTOs state "LDP license" and not "copying license". Thus a major
> mistake has been made and the correct license needs to be restored to
> urls which are referenced by these HOWTOs.
We actually have two and only two documents related to the aforementioned:
the LDP (Copying) License and the LDP Manifesto.
For a while, we had different HTML files for LDP-COPYRIGHT.html,
COPYRIGHT.html and copyright.html. They all contained virtually
the same text (one was older than the rest). The diff's were minimal.
I collapsed this so that LDP-COPYRIGHT.html and COPYRIGHT.html now
point to copyright.html (symbolic link).
I also made LDP-Manifesto.html point to about.html, which is now the
("official") LDP Manifesto.
All URLs do function as expected (whether sunsite or metalab) is used.
If the *content* of the license is incorrect, that is another story
(which has been the discussion as of late). The "copying" license
is the only LDP-related license I found (and perhaps rightfully so?!!).
We need to make a decision on this licensing issue and move on. The
bickering has become counterproductive. David, I thought you were
doing a draft for us to review...is that still the intent?
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