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ONLamp: Open Source and Free Documentation Licenses, Part 2: The Open Publication License

Oct 11, 2004, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Open source licensing principles are almost always linked to software development, and for good reason. The idea of open source and free software licensing has met with great success in connection with software: the very name open source refers to the opening of software's source code so that it can be edited, copied, and modified.

"As discussed in part one of this article, open source principles may be less readily applicable to documents and other non-software works. Nonetheless, there are a number of licenses and projects directed at applying open source and free software licenses to such works..."

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