GFDL 1.3 adopted

A quick note: I’ve reviewed the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.3, and decided it’s acceptable to me. I’ve revised the About page to include the text of the license and references. Some of the downloadable items — like the Ubuntu setup pages, or the older versions — will still be listed as version 1.2, but only because I don’t see the need to adjust and repost all those ancient files. Version 1.2 will do fine.

Any software (and I laugh at the term, considering my programming skills) you find here will still be licensed under the GPL version 3, unless version 2 is listed. Again, I see no need to go through the effort of changing all those licenses to make the jump to v3. Version 2 is acceptable.

If you’re not familiar with the terms of the license, it basically states the narratives and software are free for your use and copying, but that adjustments or adaptations of what I’ve written have to be rereleased under similar terms. Translations, according to GDFL 1.3, are considered adjustments and must likewise reappear under v1.3. For details, please review the terms of the license; if you have questions, please e-mail me directly through the contact form on the About page.

And it’s true: You don’t have to credit me if you use something, but it would make me feel good if you did. :mrgreen:

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1 Response to “GFDL 1.3 adopted”


  1. 1 mulenmar 2009/07/09 at 3:49 PM

    Ah, well, that answers my question on whether I can use your content as long as I give credit. :D

    And, I think I asked this via the question box on your “About” page, but aparently I can’t figure out where to check if I’ve gotten a reply to that. So I’ll ask here, so anyone else can reference: is putting the material we use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike-Noncomercial license acceptable as well?


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