Re: [Evolution] Evolution user manual relicensing [was: Re: Evolution documentation update]

Hi Andre,

CC-BY 3.0 is incompatible with the GPL.

I spoke with Michael Meeks about this at GUADEC this year and he had
no issues on behalf of Novell of using a CC license.  They're both

Re-licensing may be a challenge, but I'll ask the question.


On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Andre Klapper <ak-47 gmx net> wrote:
Am Dienstag, den 21.09.2010, 09:46 +0530 schrieb Bharath Acharya:
After the FAQ, it'd be great to revisit the topics in the existing
documentation and filter it into the new format. There is a lot of
goodness in the existing documentation (2.32) which can be inherited.

Work is ongoing to create a new Mallard topic-oriented user manual at .

According to the
old user manual is "Copyright 2007 Novell, Inc. Permission is granted to
copy, distribute, and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
Free Documentation License (GFDL), Version 1.2".

The Mallard help is licensed as Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0.

CC-BY-SA is incompatible with GFDL, but as far as I know ("I am not a
lawyer") GFDL 1.3 offers to additionally offer the work under the
CC-BY-SA license.

Is it possible to have Novell relicense the user manual from "GFDL 1.2"
to "GFDL 1.3 and CC-BY-SA" so that some sentences and sections from the
old manual could be reused?
This would avoid rewriting everything from scratch and would create less
work for translators as some translations could be reused.

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