[Trlog] TRmanual status

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Fri Jul 8 09:18:25 EDT 2005


I suggest the "Attributions Share Alike" license from Creative Commons:
Attribution Share Alike. See www.creativecommons.org

 >This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even 
 >for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their 
 >new creations under the identical terms. This license is often 
compared >to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours 
will >carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow 
commercial >use.


Mark, KD4D

n7dr at arrl.net wrote:
> For the last few years, it has been my honour and privilege to produce and 
> maintain the manual for TR.
> I find that I can no longer now give this job the attention that it needs 
> and deserves, and, after consultation with Tree, I would like to propose 
> that instead of maintaining the manual as a "proprietary" document, it be 
> released under some suitable documentation license so that others can 
> contribute to it as their interest and desire dictate.
> I'm not sure exactly how the logistics of this are going to work, but I 
> anticipate something pretty simple, basically like this:
> all the files that are used to build the manual are released to some 
> sort of hosting service (I looked at sourceforge, but it's not at all 
> clear that they will accept a project that is documentation for a non OSS 
> program);
> some number of people (I am willing to be one of these) are granted 
> write access to the CVS or SVN database, and basically act as moderators 
> for changes.
> So the questions that face me at the moment are:
>   1. what is a suitable license?
>   2. where is a suitable hosting site?
>   3. is anyone else interested in being a moderator?
> I would be happy to receive responses to any of these questions, either 
> privately or publicly.
> FWIW, the manual is in LaTeX.
> Doc  N7DR
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