[FM Discuss] including FLOSSmanuals in FLOSS distributions?
pabs at debian.org
Thu May 7 05:00:13 PDT 2009
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I'm listening to an interview about FLOSSmanuals from wintercamp by
Gabriella Coleman and I have some questions related to FLOSS
Are any of you planning on packaging the manuals and distributing them
in FLOSS distributions such as Debian, Fedora or Gentoo?
The site says the manuals are distributed under the GNU GPL. One aspect
of this license is the requirement to distribute "source code". What do
you consider to be the "source code" or "preferred form for
modifications" for the manuals? I note that you're using TWiki, I guess
the "source code" would be the twiki markup?
How might one "build" the manuals for distros and what format would you
expect the manuals to be in when installed on distros?
Perhaps you could provide regular tar.gz snapshots of the "source code"
each manual, versioned by the date of the snapshot so that distributions
could use these tarballs to add FLOSSmanuals to distributions?
BTW, twiki was recently forked to Foswiki so the community could grasp
back control of the project, you might want to consider switching to it:
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