On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 06:03:49PM -0400, michael chang wrote: > On 9/12/05, Juhana Sadeharju <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >From: "Michael J. Hammel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > > > >FWIW, I'm working on another GIMP book, tentatively titled The Artist's > > >Guide to GIMP Effects. It's essentially a followup to my first book, > > >The Artist's Guide to the GIMP. I think the publication date is early > > >next year - publisher is No Starch Press. > > > > Could you all authors limit the copyright to a few years? > > (Instead of having copyright term 80 years after you drop off.) > > It should not make harm to the business. > > > > Well, the software was given free to you, give us something back. > > Is that legally possible without releasing it under e.g. Creative > Commons from the first day? It should be legally possible, because it's just a license thing (Of course I'm aware of different copyright laws between the american and the european copyright).
But in both worlds, it should be possible to release it under a creative commons compatible license (have a look at some o'reilly published books). If the author want to, he can release it under a public domain compatible license. At least in europe, he'll keep the copyright of his work until he dies. Greetings, -- Roman Joost www: http://www.romanofski.de email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Description: PGP signature