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Consolidate copyright notices into single place. Historically, this project used (more-or-less) a file-by-file copyright inventory. This commit ends that practice. The project now has a single toplevel copyright inventory, stored exclusively in comprehensive-gpl-guide.tex (so that it appears also in compiled versions of the Guide as well). The side-effect of this commit is that the parts may no longer be easily publishable separably without (at least) the additional work of copyright notice reconstruction. This may in particular create a challenge for the FSF, who has historically selectively published sections of this Guide as materials for its CLE classes. However, without this change, this Guide will eventually suffer from the inherent problems in maintaining file-by-file copyright inventory. Circumstances simply dictate a single, top-level copyright and license notice for the entire Guide. In addition to consolidation of copyright notices, I've also herein updated my historical copyright notices to properly credit me for my own work done in 2003 through 2005. I've also updated the license notice to reflect the changes made by the previous commit and related issues.
% comprehensive-gpl-guide.tex -*- LaTeX -*-
% Toplevel file to build the entire book.
\documentclass[10pt, letterpaper, openany, oneside]{book}
% I'm somewhat convinced that this book would be better formatted using
% the memoir class :
% http://www.ctan.org/pkg/memoir
% http://mirror.unl.edu/ctan/macros/latex/contrib/memoir/memman.pdf
% For the moment, I've thrown in fancychap because I don't have time to
% research memoir.
% FIXME: Some overall formatting hacks that would really help:
% * I have started using \hyperref[LABEL]{text} extensively, which seems
% to work great in the PDF and HTML versions, but in the Postscript
% version, the link lost entirely. I think we need an additional command
% to replace \hyperref which takes an optional third argument that will
% insert additional text only when generating print versions, such as:
% \newhyperref[GPLv2s3]{the requirements for binary distribution under
% GPLv2}{(see section~\ref*{GPLv2s3} for more information)}
% This is a careful balance, because it'd be all too easy to over-pepper
% the printed version with back/forward references, but there are
% probably times when this is useful.
% * Similar issue: \href{} is well known not to carry the URLs in the print
% versions. Adding a footnote with the URL for the print version is
% probably right. (or maybe a References page?)
% * The text is extremely inconsistent regarding formatting of code and
% commands. The following varied different methods have been used:
% + the \verb%..% inline form
% + verbatim environment (i.e., \begin{verbatim}
% + {\tt }
% + \texttt{}
% + the lstlisting environment (i.e., \begin{lstlisting}
% These should be made consistent, using only two forms: one for line and
% one for a long quoted section.
% FIXME: s/GPL enforcers/COGEOs/g
% (the term coined later but not used throughout) This can't be done
% by rote, since it may not be appropriate everywhere and shouldn't be
% used *before* it's coined in the early portions of
% compliance-guide.tex (and it's probably difficult to coin it earlier
% anyway). BTW, I admit COGEOs isn't the best acronym, but I started
% with ``Community Enforcement Organizations'', which makes CEO, which
% is worse. :) My other opting was COEO, which seemed too close to
% CEO. Suggestions welcome.
\usepackage[verbose, twoside, dvips,
paperwidth=8.5in, paperheight=11in,
left=1in, right=1in, top=1.25in, bottom=.75in,
\hypersetup{pdfinfo={Title={Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide}}}
{\sc Copyleft and the \\
GNU General Public License:
A Comprehensive Tutorial \\
and Guide
{\parindent 0in
Copyright \= \copyright{} 2003--2005, 2008, 2014 \hspace{1.mm} \= \kill
Copyright \> \copyright{} 2003--2005, 2008, 2014 \> Bradley M. Kuhn. \\
Copyright \> \copyright{} 2014 \> Anthony K. Sebro, Jr. \\
Copyright \= \copyright{} 2014 \> Denver Gingerich. \\
Copyright \= \copyright{} 2003--2007, 2014 \> Free Software Foundation, Inc. \\
Copyright \> \copyright{} 2008, 2014 \> Software Freedom Law Center. \\
The copyright holders grant the freedom to copy, modify, convey,
Adapt, and/or redistribute this work (except
Appendices~\ref{GPLv2-full-text}--\ref{AGPLv3-full-text}) 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}.
Appendices~\ref{GPLv2-full-text}--\ref{AGPLv3-full-text} include copies of the texts of various licenses published
by the 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}.
As a public, collaborative project, this Guide is primarily composed of the
many contributions received via its
contribution process}. Please
\href{https://gitorious.org/copyleft-org/tutorial/history/master}{review its
Git logs} for full documentation of all contributions, and
contains a list of third-party works from which some material herein was
The most recent version is
available online at \url{https://copyleft.org/guide/}. Patches
are indeed welcome to this material. Sources can be found in the Git
repository at \url{https://gitorious.org/copyleft-org/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 equivalent} to attending a course.