Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 418511
doc license (OPL) is not using a free-enough version
Last modified: 2009-06-10 10:52:55 EDT
In Fedora 7 and 8 (and earlier) versions, system-config-users ships with
documentation that is under the Open Publication License (OPL) 1.0. This
license usage calls out two optional clauses of the OPL that make the content
not freely modifiable or distributable. This usage is a remnant from the Red
Hat ownership of the package when all docs were under that style of OPL; this is
no longer the case, and Fedora uses the OPL *only* without the optional clauses.
Below are two texts. (A) shows the license as how it currently appears in the
package. (B) shows how it should appear. We may also want to update the
copyright notice, although if the content hasn't changed at all since then,
BTW, one benefit of this change is that Fedora Docs can then use the content for
the Fedora Administration Guide, and help maintain the upstream version so we
can draw from it downstream into our doc.
You may also want to update the entire legalnotice file, since we no longer are
required to call out all those individual trademarks in that way. Here is an
example of the legalnotice is constructed now:
If you want to attach a copy of the XML file to this bug report, I can do the
update and submit a patch.
(A) Copyright © 2003 by Red Hat, Inc. This material may be distributed only
subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License,
V1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at
Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited
without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Distribution of the work or derivative of the work in any standard (paper) book
form for commercial purposes is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained
from the copyright holder.
Copyright © 2003 by Red Hat, Inc. This material may be distributed only subject
to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0 or
later (the latest version is presently available at
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Fixed in F-11 with system-config-users-docs-1.0.6-1.fc11.