[Gc] [announce] GC documentation in Texinfo format
hans.boehm at hp.com
Thu Aug 28 17:28:36 PDT 2008
To be honest, I would much prefer if you left the original collector license as it was, instead of switching tio the GNU documentation license. There are several reasons for that:
1) Changing the license in this way raises all sorts of sticky issues about whether or not I need to get permission of the original copyright holders. In most cases that's hard, primarily because it's hard to get the attention of the appropriate lawyers.
2) I already worry about license proliferation. This would mean I would have to read and understand another one, which unfortunately is nontrivial. And a number of potential users would find themselves in the same position.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com
> [mailto:gc-bounces at napali.hpl.hp.com] On Behalf Of Marco Maggi
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:55 AM
> To: gc
> Subject: [Gc] [announce] GC documentation in Texinfo format
> Due to personal learning problems I have converted some
> available GC documentation into Texinfo format. It is far
> from being a good documentation file.
> * not all the text has been corrected to use "we" to refer
> to the readers of the document, rather than to the authors
> of GC;
> * parts of the API defined in header files different from
> "gc.h" are not documented;
> * things that were confused in the original documentation
> are still confused in this document;
> * there are errors here and there.
> HB can you validate the copyright notices and tell me if
> it is a problem for you that I am is distributing this under
> the GNU Free Documentation License? I have added a line of
> copyright for me as part of making clear that this is
> unofficial documentation. Everything can be changed on your request.
> I hope that the file can be used as a trampoline to
> distribute better GC documentation.
> Marco Maggi
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