[LUNI] Want Linux newbie session topics and materials from MLUG?
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Mon Aug 30 08:46:43 CDT 2004
On Sunday 29 August 2004 23:22, Martin Maney wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 10:07:13PM -0500, Whil Hentzen wrote:
> > My question to you is.... would your group be interested in having me
> > post a note to the mailing list each time I make a presentation and/or
> > write up a new whitepaper?
> -1 given the dead end license used for the SSH paper :-(
> Let me be clear: you wrote it, you get to choose - no argument there.
> But "giving back" by locking your words up under a license that doesn't
> allow the community to reuse them (as opposed to merely copying them
> verbatim) doesn't seem to me to be very useful.
I thought about that for quite a while - which of the CC licenses to use.
Mebbe I can try to explain.
First of all, I'm assuming that you've read each of the CC licenses so you
know the differences, and the intent behind all of them. My intent is that I
put togethet some stuff and I'd like to share it. If I used a regular
copyright license, you could read it but you couldn't use it as the basis for
a presentation or pass copies around.
The reason that I used the type that I did is that I don't want someone
(well-intentioned, but unknowledgeable) to take my work, modify if slightly,
and pass it around. If that material/information is wrong or poorly
explained, then it reflects badly on me, because there's no mechanism to
enforce the diffs - that show which part of the new document is my original
stuff and which part of the document is someone else's.
You're still free to take the original, use it as the basis of a presentation,
and create 'additional "teacher's notes" sort of like professors do that
supplement the text they are using in class.
Like I said, I'm experimenting... If you've got a better solution or at least
alternatives, hey, I'd love to hear 'em.
(BTW, I bet you're the only one who actually read the license! *s*)
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