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From: "Mr. Aaron W. Swenson" <titanofold@g.o>
Subject: Re: Supporting CC-BY-SA 3.0 and later versions
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:11:28 -0500
On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 05:41:37PM +0000, Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> With http://wiki.gentoo.org having their documents as CC-BY-SA 3.0, I
> thought it might be a good idea to work this out for our documents as well.
> That would allow us to "tech-write" stuff that is on the wiki properly, but
> also use the newer (and recommended) version.
>
> Of course, that won't be done by just making <license /> refer to the 3.0 as
> that will break our documents (legally, that is). Instead, I was considering
> to add @version support to the license entity (in dtd and xsl), update the
> supporting documents (xml-guide and the like) so that this can be done less
> intrusively.
>
> In other words, support "<license version='3.0' />" for documents that need
> to be CC-BY-SA 3.0, or for new documents.
>
> What's your take on this?
>
> Wkr,
>         Sven Vermeulen
>

I'm for it, but what's keeping the docs team from just bumping the license
version?

According to the Gentoo Linux Documentation Project's (GLDP) policy [1], I
do not have a say in the matter regarding which license the document I
wrote is published under. This tells me that it's at the will of the GLDP
whether or not to republish the document under a new license, essentially
being just pointing `<license />' to the new text.

Which is all fine by me because the document I did write was done under
the auspices of Gentoo. Meaning I assumed that once GLDP accepted my
contribution, it then owns the documentation I contributed.

--
Mr. Aaron W. Swenson
Gentoo Linux
Developer, Proxy Committer
Email    : titanofold@g.o
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[1]  http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp/doc/doc-policy.xml#doc_chap3

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