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Re: Boilerplate-license

Here's the boilerplate license again:  It was suggested that LDP be
defined.  Done.  I added "Except for translations" to 1.  Since most
authors can't read the translations, the translator shouldn't be
required to send a copy.  The job of making sure the translation is
correct (and responsibility for mistakes in translation) rests with
the translator.  If the author can read the translation, the
translator should find this out and ask the author to check the
translation for accuracy.

			David Lawyer


Here is a sample copyright notice and``boilerplate'' license you may 
want to use for your work:

Copyright (c) 2000 by John Doe (change to your name)

Please freely copy and distribute (sell or give away) this document
in any format.  Forward any corrections and comments to the document
maintainer.  You may create a derivative work and distribute it
provided that you:

1. Send your derivative work (in the most suitable format such as
  sgml) to the LDP (Linux Documentation Project) or the like for posting
  on the Internet.  If not the LDP, then let the LDP know where it is
  available.  Except for translations, send a copy to the previous
  maintainer's url as shown in the latest version.
2. License the derivative work with this same license or use
  GPL.  Include a copyright notice and at least a pointer to the 
  license used.
3. Give due credit to previous authors and major contributors.

If you're considering making a derived work other than a
translation, it's requested that you discuss your plans with the
current maintainer. 

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