[legal-discuss] Fwd: need some advise on publicizing a translated version of openstack document.

Tom Fifield tom at openstack.org
Wed Jul 16 19:08:30 UTC 2014

For reference, the book has the following on the inner page:

Copyright © 2013 OpenStack Foundation Some rights reserved.

Except where otherwise noted, this document is licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License


I suspect the intention here was to open the content, but retain the
rights over the OpenStack logo/name/other marks.



On 16/07/14 07:00, Anne Gentle wrote:
> Hi legal discussioners, 
> Can you comment on this question?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Jaesuk Ahn* <bluejay.ahn at gmail.com <mailto:bluejay.ahn at gmail.com>>
> Date: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM
> Subject: need some advise on publicizing a translated version of
> openstack document.
> To: Anne Gentle <anne at openstack.org <mailto:anne at openstack.org>>, Tom
> Fifield <tom at openstack.org <mailto:tom at openstack.org>>, Openstack Users
> <openstack at lists.openstack.org <mailto:openstack at lists.openstack.org>>
> HI Anne and Tom, and everyone here in this mailing list, 
> I do have one question, actually I am relaying a question from someone
> else in Korea regarding publication of documents. 
> A professor in Korea did translate the entire openstack security-guide
> document, and he wants to publish translated version as a book with some
> price tag. 
> He wants to know if he can talk with OpenStack Foundation regarding this
> commercial publication of OpenStack Document. 
> I told him Document has Creative Common License, and he just needs to
> follow whatever CC license says. 
> However, if possible, we would like to have some help from you guys =. 
> First, we are not open source license experts. It is a bit tricky to
> know what CC license exactly means when someone wants to publish
> “translated version” of a openstack document. 
> Second, he wants to have an opinion form openstack foundation about
> publication. 
> If you have experienced a similar situation with this one, could you
> give us some hints or advise? 
> Thank you. 
> Jaesuk Ahn | Ph.D. 
> Senior Director | Co-Founder
> cloud4u, Inc. 
> /… active member of openstack community /
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