Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 809312
RFE: Copyright and license assignation from topics
Last modified: 2014-10-19 19:00:38 EDT
Right now we hardcode the copyright into the Content Spec.
The copyright, and license, should come from the topics that are in the book, however - in the same way that author information does.
So the topics need licensing and copyright information, and the processor needs to derive the information from that.
To support a wider use case than "ECS books" it will need to generate a copyright information file with merged copyright and license information.
Moving this to the Skynet queue as it is a change required by Skynet as well and will need to be done first/at the same time.
Our manuals currently comprise material created under a variety of "copyleft" licences. Unfortunately, not all of these licences are interoperable. We need to have a way of flagging material that is licenced differently from our default CC-BY-SA.
We need to store at least the copyright owner and the licenses under which it's published (remembering that some content might be multilicensed). A further enhancement would be to warn or block incompatible licensing. (for example, GFDL material appearing in a book that's licensed only CC-BY-SA).
Is there some way to know what licenses are incompatible (without actually knowing anything about the license itself)?
Maybe a compatibility matrix framework, populatde with information from Richard Fontana / legal?
Here are some abstractions:
Semantic web (RDF, which enables machine reasoning):
Less extensible (conclusions are hardwired):
Sorry, those two special tag names should be:
License Compatibility Info
License Incompatibility Info
Verified that this works as mentioned.
There is a slight usability issue I believe, in that the license names are hyperlinks and clicking them just goes back to the up to the list of licences.
However that isn't a blocker, so marking this as RELEASE_PENDING.