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From: Michael Still <>
To: Alan Cox <>
Cc: 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 08:36:27 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 18 Jul 2003, Alan Cox wrote:


thanks to Sam, Andries and yourself for showing an interest in the patch.

> On Gwe, 2003-07-18 at 22:23, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > Hi Linus - please apply. Only docbook relevant changes [with patch this time].
> > 
> > Originally by Michael Still <>
> >  
> > This patch adds two new targets to the docbook makefile -- mandocs, and
> 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:

If you have comments on the formatting of this manpage, then please contact
Michael Still (mikal\

This documentation was generated with kernel version $ARGV[2].

I can shorten this if people would like.

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.



Michael Still ( | Stage 1: Steal underpants            | Stage 2: ????
UTC + 10                          | Stage 3: Profit

  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-18 22:23 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 [this message]
2003-07-18 22:48       ` Andries Brouwer
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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