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From: Andries Brouwer <>
To: Michael Still <>
Cc: Alan Cox <>,
	Sam Ravnborg <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andries Brouwer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] docbook: Added support for generating man files
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 00:48:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 08:36:27AM +1000

On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 08:36:27AM +1000, Michael Still wrote:

> > IS there any chance it could incorporate the GPL by a slightly smaller
> > reference or even a link for the HTML one, it looks great except that
> > 90% of the manual page is a GPL each time 8)

> Well, the only part which comes from this patch is:
> ... Michael Still (mikal\ ...
> ... This documentation was generated with kernel version $ARGV[2]. ...
> I can shorten this if people would like.

Commenting on the man page (nroff) version:

Please put the mikal\ in a comment.
Please leave the kernel version.

> The GPL bit people have commented on is actually extracted from the front
> matter of the SGML file being converted inside
> <legalnotice></legalnotice>. Therefore, if the SGML kerneldoc output we
> already have includes the GPL, then so does the man page. I have not
> imposed new license conditions on the documentation.
> If people are comfortable with dropping the legal notice, or perhaps 
> inserting a line saying "refer to file X for the license on this 
> documentation", then I'll do that and send a new patch.

Please put all legalities in comments - behind .\" we do not have to read
them, but they are there if anyone cares.


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-18 22:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-18 20:48 [PATCH] docbook: Added support for generating man files Sam Ravnborg
2003-07-18 21:23 ` Sam Ravnborg
2003-07-18 21:54   ` Alan Cox
2003-07-18 22:36     ` Michael Still
2003-07-18 22:48       ` Andries Brouwer [this message]
2003-07-19  2:47         ` Michael Still
2003-07-19  7:19           ` Andries Brouwer
2003-07-19  7:25             ` Michael Still
2003-07-19  7:40               ` Sam Ravnborg

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