[legal-discuss] docs licenses: current state and desired state

Radcliffe, Mark Mark.Radcliffe at dlapiper.com
Tue Mar 24 21:57:43 UTC 2015

I am not sure that I understand the question about source/output.  Is this code?

I think that we need to keep ASL2 for code in the guides since the bylaws require it.

From: Anne Gentle [mailto:annegentle at justwriteclick.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:34 PM
To: openstack-docs at lists.openstack.org; legal-discuss at lists.openstack.org
Subject: [legal-discuss] docs licenses: current state and desired state

Hi all,
As promised I investigated the current state of our community guides license indicators and added to the wiki page at https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Documentation/ContentSpecs

Current states:
OpenStack Architecture Design Guide: Apache 2.0 and CC-by-sa 3.0
OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide: Apache 2.0 and CC-by-sa 3.0

OpenStack Install Guides (all): Apache 2.0
OpenStack High Availability Guide: Apache 2.0
OpenStack Configuration Reference: Apache 2.0

OpenStack Security Guide: CC-by 3.0
Virtual Machine Image Guide: CC-by 3.0
OpenStack Operations Guide: CC-by 3.0
OpenStack End User Guide: CC-by 3.0
OpenStack Admin User Guide: CC-by 3.0
Command-Line Interface Reference: CC-by 3.0

Contributor dev docs (docs.openstack.org/developer/<http://docs.openstack.org/developer/><projectname>): none indicated in output; Apache 2.0 in repo
OpenStack API Quick Start: none indicated in output; Apache 2.0 in repo
API Complete Reference: none indicated in output; Apache 2.0 in repo

Infrastructure User Manual: none indicated in output; CC-by 3.0 in repo

Desired state:
CC-by 3.0 indicated in the output for all guides.
Apache 2.0 also indicated in the output for guides containing code and content.

Change first five listed guides to CC-by 3.0 in source and output.
Change API Quick Start to RST so that cc-by 3.0 can be easily indicated.


On guides where the output doesn't indicate a license but the source does; is that sufficient?

Thanks for the help -- I can take the tasks on myself, but would like guidance on whether a license indicator on output is required.

Anne Gentle
annegentle at justwriteclick.com<mailto:annegentle at justwriteclick.com>

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