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Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook: The Definitive Guide - Copyright Problem

Yann wrote:

>   I'm mailing you because i just read the copyright on
> http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/dbcpyright.html . I never used
> docbook before because I thought that the reference book was NOT free,
> as i read it at
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/docbook/chapter/book/rights.html.
> The (c) on oreilly.com says, we are NOT allowed to redistribute the
> document; whereas, the (c) on docbook.org says the book is under FDL, wich
> would allow me to modify and redistribute it, without the previous
> permission of oreilly.
> Which is the correct one? Can I redistribute the oreilly reference book,
> or not? I don't really anderstand why there are two licenses... is this a
> mistake?

IANAL, but I would think that the oreilly.com license page can not 
revoke rights that the docbook.org license page clearly grants to you.

I agree with you that the two pages should state the same.



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