[Koha] Koha Manual in Git

Nicole Engard nengard at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 05:06:25 NZDT 2009

I misunderstood the difference between copyright and licensing (as in
the GPL) and for that reason - and the fact that the 3.2 is so
different from 3.0 - I will be re-writing the 3.2 manual from scratch
(which will also force me to review every single section in more
detail).  For right now I'm about to update the version that is in Git
to include LibLime in the copyright tag (since it does include content
from the old 3.0/3.2 manuals).

For the future, I will be the main copyright holder on the manual and
when the Koha Foundation is formed I will sign my copyright over to
the Foundation as I don't think any one company should own the
copyright - instead it should be community owned  (feel free to keep
this email so that you have documentation of my promise).  Other
copyright holders will be ByWater Solutions and BibLibre and anyone
else who helps me write bits - or contributes their documentation for
me to include in the manual.

I hope this is acceptable to all - I think it's the best way to
support the community and the best way to force me to make sure ever
3.2 feature is accurately documented :)

Thanks everyone for your understanding and support so far,
Nicole C. Engard
Koha Documentation Manager

> from	Joshua Ferraro <jmf at liblime.com>
> to	Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com>
> cc	sowash at scflawoffice.com
> date	Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:27 AM
> subject	Re: [Koha] Koha Manual in Git
> mailed-by	liblime.com

> Hi Nicole,
> As a reminder, per your employment contract 'Assignment of Inventions'
> clause, any Koha documentation content that you created during your tenure
> at LibLime is Copyright LibLime. With that in mind, be sure to reference the
> copyright holder in the main body for any content you copy over to this Git
> repository and give proper attribution for any derivative works.
> If you need a copy of the agreement you signed we'd be happy to provide you
> with one.
> Regards,
> Josh
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have some awesome news.  As you know I'm working with both ByWater
>> and BibLibre.  Well thanks to BibLibre, we now have a git repo for the
>> Koha 3.2 Manual:
>> http://git.biblibre.com/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=kohadocs;a=summary -- and
>> I'm working on converting everything (and updating everything) over to
>> DocBook so that it will be much easier for translation and publishing
>> in multiple outlets.
>> What you'll see in the repo so far is a few images and the start of
>> the docbook file.  I am working on it daily to try and get all of the
>> content over.  You'll probably see me asking questions so that I can
>> improve on what was written so far - and fill in gaps.  Any help you
>> can give is greatly appreciated!!
>> Thank to BibLibre (and specifically Henri-Damien) for helping get this
>> up and running so that I can easily share my work with you all.
>> Thanks
>> Nicole C. Engard
>> Documentation Manager
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