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Re: [school-discuss] OSS license for a book?

I've been collecting my old programming books that were aimed at kids
like "computer monsters" hoping to do something like you are talking
about.  I'll try to pitch in and help with the effort.  sounds great!


On Wed,  8 Sep 2004 10:04:04 -0400 (EDT), Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
> I've been considering writing a short book (aimed at young children)
> that introduces programming using Python.
> (I've you've ever seen the likes of "Atari BASIC, A Self-Teaching Guide"
> from the early 80s, that's pretty much what I'm trying to duplicate.)
> I'm not certain this will ever be publsihed in /print/, but regardless of
> that, I'm planning on releasing it under an Open Source license.
> The two big ones I'm aware of are the GNU FDL (Free Doc. Lic.),
> and the Open Publication Lic. (which Manual.Gimp.org was published under).
> I haven't actually LOOKED closely at these licenses, but was wondering
> if there are any others I should consider.  What would be the most
> beneficial to the community?  (I'm hoping for updates, corrections,
> translations, etc. to be applicable w/ the least resistance, and for it
> to be the most flexible so far as becoming part of larger projects,
> such as Debian-Edu.)
> Thanks!
> -bill!
> bill@newbreedsoftware.com            Man, some trip this turned out to be.
> http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/       All we caught is a tire, a boot,
> New Breed Software                    a tin can and this book of cliches.