Re: Guidlines and Skeletons for Epiphany Help Documentation
- From: Irene Ryan <irene ryan sun com>
- To: Pat Costello <Patrick Costello sun com>
- Cc: bordoley msu edu, epiphany mozdev org, gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Guidlines and Skeletons for Epiphany Help Documentation
- Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 18:13:59 +0100
Pat Costello wrote:
> > <snip/>
> > Thanks for the comments Pat I'm going to integrate them into the docs right
> > away. For the most part I'm trying to cut and paste as much documentation
> > from existing gnome docs as possible, so that I can avoid terminology and
> > consistency issues. One question I do have is about gfdl. Do i need to add
> > the original copyright owners of the documentation I've cut and pasted from
> > to the epiphany copyright holders?
> When cutting-and-pasting from one GNOME document to another came up in the past,
> we settled on using an Acknowledgement section in the front matter as the best
> way to give due credit. Under the GFDL, you only need to add copyright credits
> for previous contributors to the document in question. Seeing as the Epiphany
> User Guide is a new document, then there can be no previous copyright holders
> for that document. Therefore, you are safe to give the appropriate credit in an
> Acknowledgement section. If the cut-and-pastes are neat enough, you should
> indicate in the Acknowledgements section, where you got the various items of
> information from.
> I vaguely remember talking with Irene about creating an Acknowledgements section
> for use in the standard templates, but I can't remember any more than that.
> Irene - if you are following this thread, does this ring a bell?
Yes, we did discuss this requirement but I didn't get around to adding
an Acknowledgements section to the templates yet. The section should
probably be included in the "About This Document" section of the guide,
after the "Authors" section.
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