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Distributing the SilverStripe Quick Reference Guide as a bound book


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2 May 2007 at 5:15pm Community Member, 18 Posts


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.

Tate Johnson


17 May 2007 at 9:48pm Community Member, 5 Posts

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.


18 May 2007 at 10:17am Core Development Team, 201 Posts

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.

- Tim


21 May 2007 at 8:02pm (Last edited: 21 May 2007 9:23pm), Community Member, 18 Posts

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 Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

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 Community Member, 18 Posts

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.

Cheers :)


29 May 2007 at 4:18pm (Last edited: 29 May 2007 4:19pm), Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

NB: The website and PDF now mark the item as Creative Commons :)



30 May 2007 at 1:32am Community Member, 18 Posts

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.