Task #46163

Clarify possible licenses for official TYPO3 documentation

Added by Michael Schams over 6 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Accepted
Priority:
Should have
Target version:
Start date:
2013-03-11
Due date:
2019-08-30
% Done:

0%


Description

Official TYPO3 manuals have to use the OpenContent License (as of the date of submitting this ticket):

http://opencontent.org/opl.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Content_License

Ongoing discussions in the past suggest to review this policy:

http://lists.typo3.org/pipermail/typo3-project-documentation/2012-July/003970.html
http://lists.typo3.org/pipermail/typo3-project-documentation/2012-October/004187.html

It would be great, if we could clarify if there are alternatives available, e.g. one of the Creative Commons Licenses, weighing pros and cons, and decide if it is time to switch to a more modern license.

History

#1 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Assignee set to Olivier Dobberkau
  • Target version set to Q3 2013

Thanks for the Heads-Up. This is exactly what we want to do with the Licensing Task Force.

#2 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q3 2013 to Q1 2014

#3 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q1 2014 to Q2 2015

#4 Updated by Michael Schams over 4 years ago

Gee! More than two years after I submitted this ticket, I almost forgot that this task exists ;-)

Seriously: is there anything we (as the Documentation Team) could do to support you?
I mean, this topic is not present in our realm at the moment, but it pops up every now and then - maybe I can nudge the others?

#5 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau over 4 years ago

Michael, thanks for reacting on this. I would stick to the current license (OpenContent License). How can we close this issue?

#6 Updated by Michael Schams over 4 years ago

Well, I would still vote for a review, if the OpenContent License is still adequate.
I think, this is an important topic and we should not close this ticket just for the sake of "it's old and nobody cares...".
Give me a little bit time to make another attempt to bring this topic back on the table.

#7 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau about 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Olivier Dobberkau to Michael Schams

OK. I put this to your hands. Come back once you have something new. :-)

#8 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau over 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from Q2 2015 to Q1 2017

#9 Updated by Olivier Dobberkau about 1 month ago

  • Due date set to 2019-08-30
  • Assignee changed from Michael Schams to Olivier Dobberkau
  • Target version changed from Q1 2017 to Q3 2019

Today this Issue has sprung open again.

Sybille Peter from the Documentation Team has sent me a longer Mail around the incorporation of Content from past publications.

Fist thoughts:

  • Keep the old content license for current and old content
  • Evaluate the usage of an alternative license for new content
  • Create a clear scenario for the usage of an open license where possible
  • Document it for all to see and use

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