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Discussion of included README & its lesson learned Included also is a code listing of mounting the iso, and the like, which required use of a new LaTeX package.
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{\sc Copyleft and the \\
GNU General Public License:
A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide
{\parindent 0in
Copyright \= \copyright{} 2003--2007, 2014 \hspace{1.mm} \= \kill
Copyright \> \copyright{} 2014 \> Bradley M. Kuhn. \\
Copyright \> \copyright{} 2014 \> Anthony K. Sebro, Jr. \\
Copyright \= \copyright{} 2014 \= \hspace{.2in} Denver Gingerich \\
Copyright \= \copyright{} 2003--2007, 2014 \= \hspace{.2in} Free Software Foundation, Inc. \\
Copyright \> \copyright{} 2008 \> Software Freedom Law Center. \\
The copyright holders hereby grant the freedom to copy, modify, convey,
Adapt, and/or redistribute this work under the terms of the Creative Commons
Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. A copy of that license is
available at \url{https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode}.
Each part of this book, except the appendix, is separately under this same
license, but copyrighted by different entities at different times. Each part
therefore also contains its own copyright and licensing notice. The notice
above is for the entire work, and includes the full copyright and licensing
details, except for the appendix.
Since the appendix includes copies of the texts of various licenses published
by FSF, and they are all licensed under the license, ``Everyone is permitted
to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing
it is not allowed.''. However, those who seek to make modified versions of
those licenses should note the
\href{https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#ModifyGPL}{explanation given in the GPL FAQ}.
Patches are welcome to this material. Sources can be found in the Git
repository at: \url{https://gitorious.org/gpl-compliance-tools/tutorial/}
This tutorial is the culmination of nearly a decade of studying and writing
about software freedom licensing and the GPL\@. Each part of this tutorial
is a course unto itself, educating the reader on a myriad of topics from the
deep details of the GPLv2 and GPLv3, common business models in the copyleft
licensing area (both the friendly and unfriendly kind), best practices for
compliance with the GPL, for engineers, managers, and lawyers, as well as
real-world case studies of GPL enforcement matters.
It is unlikely that all the information herein is necessary to learn all at
once, and therefore this tutorial likely serves best as a reference book.
The material herein has been used as the basis for numerous live tutorials
and discussion groups since 2002, and the materials have been periodically
updated. They likely stand on their own as excellent reference material.
However, if you are reading these course materials without attending a live
tutorial session, please note that this material is merely a summary of the
highlights of the various CLE and other tutorial courses based on this
material. Please be aware that during the actual courses, class discussion
and presentation supplements this printed curriculum. Simply reading this
material is \textbf{not an equivalent} for attending a course.