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Re: Thwab's data "license" [WAS: Re: Thwab final release]

Debian accepts Public Domain no?

Because that is the true license of the books.


في ح، 20-05-2007 عند 15:17 +0300 ، كتب Ahmed El-Mahmoudy:
> as-salamu alaykom,
> On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 02:20:06PM +0300, Ahmed El-Mahmoudy wrote:
> >   What's missing is finishing the debian/copyright file, I need help 
> >   with the exact paragraph about the copyright of the books.
>   I was just talking to one of the Debian mentors, he said that, if the  
>   license will be like bro Anas mentioned,
> > On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 11:50:09AM +0300, Anas Husseini wrote:
> >  Nobody is allowed to modify the original source of books, but it is possible to modify the
> >  copy included in Thwab if there any differences (mistakes) between the copy and the original
> >  source. Furthermore, any reference to one (or more) of Thwab-lib 
> >  Data is not allowed unless it is copied as it is.
>   then the package should be put in non-free.
>   Actually we should be sure wether the books are compliant with the 
>   Debian Free Software Guidelines 
>   (http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines)
>   or not to decide if it is to be put in non-free or not.
>   Please also have a look at this discussion:
>   (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=338077) , I don't 
>   understand if this applies to our case or not.
>   Also if we should make sure if the books are indeed FDL or not. 
>   Because if they are not, then brother Moayyad should change the 
>   license he puts in the preface/intro of the books in thwab-data.
>   These legal issues are too much for me to understand, I hope bro 
>   Moayyad & anyone else who understand legal issues would help out.
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