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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: [DNG] License for the DNG created software guide
Hi everyone,

A discussion on this list about a month ago spawned several documents
about programming best practices, which I have been calling the "DNG
Software Guide", even though it's absolutely not sponsored or even
approved by Devuan.

With the latest version at
, it's mature enough to get a license and Git distribution. This email
is about the license.

If this were software, I'd probably vote for an extremely permissive
license like the license of Expat (
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:Expat ). However, this is
documentation, and I'm a little afraid that people with insufficient
knowledge, or with political agendas, will water it down with bullshit.
Only skilled people can modify source code, but any fool can modify

Because of https://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.html
, I think the GFDL would be a bad choice.

I've been thinking of this for weeks now, and I'm stumped. What license
should we apply in order for this to be free and open information, and
yet to the degree possible, limit contamination by the uninformed or
the malicious?



Steve Litt
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