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Re: Off topic: OPL is dead? FLD, LFLD possible

From: Don Parris
Subject: Re: Off topic: OPL is dead? FLD, LFLD possible
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 02:57:37 -0500

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 20:34:16 +0100
Uwe Brauer <> wrote:

> Hello 
> I apologise for the off topic question. But lately I am inclined to
> use the OPL license for some documents of mine. 
> However the relevant web site looks quite dead, subscription to the
> mailing list was not answered, the author did not reply to a question.
> Does anybody know about the status of the OPL license project? For
> example semi-official translations.
> Another question  concerns the FLD. What  make me hesitate to  use the
> FLD,  is  the fact that  it  allows unrestricted modifications without
> consulting the author. Now  while this is fine for  a manual, it seems
> to me  too "liberal" for  documents like  a  book.  Does anybody  know
> whether there a  plans, for example from  the  FSF, to  release a more
> restrictive documentation license, something like  one could then call
> lesser FLD.
> Thanks and regards
> Uwe Brauer 
> _______________________________________________

You might consider the Creative Commons licenses for such books.  They offer
a variety of open licenses for books, music, images, etc.  I believe it's:

Hope this helps,
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