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.
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.
18 May 2007 at 10:17am
Core Development Team,
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
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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?