GeoServer : GSIP 89 Creative Commons with Attribution
This page last changed on Feb 03, 2013 by jive.
Make our user and developer docs available under a CC-by-A license
This change will take placed on both development and stable branches.
The OSGeo Incubation process asks that our documentation be made under an open license. Creative Commons is widely understood, while by attribute alerts readers to the presence of our official documentation (and respects our documentation contributors).
0. Currently our documentation provides the following footer:
2. Following these directions results in a revised footer:
I recommend toning that down to the following text ((or just a small CCbyA logo on each page)
3. Finally we can update our license page with the following:
Yes, documentation license has a different purpose to source code license. Documentation license provides an alternative to quoting text from our docs, making it easier on writers.
While the GPL license for the codebase helps developers, CC by A is provided to help writers.
OpenPlans like the website - thanks Justin for asking.
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