As promised, I’m opening up the license for the cj-cookbook. I’m starting out with Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives-Non-commercial 3.0 US. So, I think that this license is a bit Draconian. It essentially means: “Can’t sell it, don’t use it for training, don’t change it, and tell everyone I wrote it.” Doesn’t that seem a bit vain for an open source project? I might relax the license a bit by dropping the NoDerivs clause, but I’m still mulling it over. Does anyone reading this post have any particular feelings about what license this book should be under? Does anyone want to challenge me to release it under ASL 2.0? I have been critical of viral licenses in the past, so it would be ironic of me to release it under the GPL Documentation licenses.
- Applied the Creative Commons BY-ND-NC 3.0 US License to the Book’s XML and POMs
- Filed a project request with the Superdespot Bob McWirther at Codehaus for a Mailing List and a JIRA Project
- Exposed the GitHub Repository for the Book, go ahead, take a look.
I’m sick of writing books behind walls, it’s time to bring it all out into the open.