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The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses

The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses

Posted Oct 28, 2004 9:09 UTC (Thu) by dvrabel (subscriber, #9500)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses by cantsin
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses

Code examples in documentation should surely be public domain? They're supposed to be copied and incorperated in other programs. Perhaps the documentation license needs a clause making this explicit.


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The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses

Posted Oct 28, 2004 22:39 UTC (Thu) by piman (subscriber, #8957) [Link]

More problematic is the case where the program itself contains significant portions of its documentation, like LaTeX or Emacs. In these cases, you need to move arbitrary text between the documentation and the program, not just code samples.


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