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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: DocBook copyright issues

/ Rebecca Abbott Forgette <rforgett@cyclops.endinfosys.com> was heard to say:
| but what is the protocol for using the DTD?  Can you simply use it
| without worrying about copyright issues?

The copyright is clearly spelled out in each file:

     Copyright 1992-2000 HaL Computer Systems, Inc.,
     O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., ArborText, Inc., Fujitsu Software
     Corporation, and the Organization for the Advancement of
     Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

     Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute the DocBook DTD and
     its accompanying documentation for any purpose and without fee is
     hereby granted in perpetuity, provided that the above copyright
     notice and this paragraph appear in all copies.  The copyright
     holders make no representation about the suitability of the DTD for
     any purpose.  It is provided "as is" without expressed or implied

     If you modify the DocBook DTD in any way, except for declaring and
     referencing additional sets of general entities and declaring
     additional notations, label your DTD as a variant of DocBook.  See
     the maintenance documentation for more information.

Basically, yes, you can do anything you want with it as long as you
don't call anything you modify "DocBook".

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Our years, our debts, and our
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | enemies are always more numerous
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | than we imagine.--Charles Nodier

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