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Distributing the SilverStripe Quick Reference Guide as a bound book


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Tatey

Community Member, 18 Posts

2 May 2007 at 5:15pm

Hello,

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.

Cheers,
Tate Johnson

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mangee

Community Member, 5 Posts

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.

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Tim

Core Development Team, 201 Posts

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.

- Tim

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Tatey

Community Member, 18 Posts

21 May 2007 at 8:02pm

Edited: 21/05/2007 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?

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Sigurd

Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

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...

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Tatey

Community Member, 18 Posts

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.

Cheers :)

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Sigurd

Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

29 May 2007 at 4:18pm

Edited: 29/05/2007 4:19pm

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

... userhelp.silverstripe.com

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Tatey

Community Member, 18 Posts

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.