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2 May 2007 at 5:15pm
I'm currently constructing a web site built entirely around SilverStripe for a client. Originally, I was going to document a "Quick Reference Guide" until I stumbled upon one that already existed.
I'd like to distribute the SilverStripe Quick Reference Guide as a bound paper book from the PDF version to all my clients who use SilverStripe. However, I noticed the clause on the second page which reads "Copying without authorisation is illegal". Therefore, I'd like to ask the SS developers on the legality of distributing the SilverStripe Quick Reference Guide as a bound book to my clients, or at least request authorisation to do so.
17 May 2007 at 9:48pm
I was highly amused when our lead wrangler turned up to a meeting recently with the full reference printed. half a ream of paper... While it's all good having a paper copy - a pdf is searchable.... instantly, and doesn't weigh more than a whole laptop.
Anyways.. back to the topic at hand.
Core Development Team
18 May 2007 at 10:17am
Re your point Tatey, we are going to change the licensing for the PDF book so that it is licenced under the creative commons licence. This will be more in-line with the licence terms of the rest of our software.
21 May 2007 at 8:02pm Last edited: 21 May 2007 9:23pm
Excellent Tim, I look forward to the licence change. However, in the mean time, does this mean it's "legal" to distribute the quick reference guide documentation to a client using the Silverstripe CMS?
21 May 2007 at 10:37pm
Yes that's fine... I'll get someone to change the copyright notice soon...
We'll also upload it as a .doc so you can more readily use it for training or sales material for your customers...
22 May 2007 at 3:45pm
Fantastic! I'm very appreciative of the documentation, I can't begin to imagine the effort that has gone in to writing it. Having the .doc will only add to the flexibility.
29 May 2007 at 4:18pm Last edited: 29 May 2007 4:19pm
NB: The website and PDF now mark the item as Creative Commons
30 May 2007 at 1:32am
Thank you very much. I just printed the quick reference guide and will be passing it on to my client tomorrow when I present them their site.
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