Thanks, everyone for your comments. I'm not sure how commited I am to
doing this, but I might as well take the rock soup approach. A rock
soup is better than no soup, and everyone else can add their favorite
ingredients to make it into something tasty.

I like the latex approch. There is a latex to html converter that the
python website documentation uses (at least some of it). That means we
could just do a latex to pdf and a latex to html conversion say once
each month after doing an svn up.

Should I get svn commit permission on the zope.org site and do this on
a branch there? I presume the ZPL liscense would apply in this case.
Would it be better to set up a repository somewhere else and use a
different liscence (GPL, LGPL, ...)? I'm not too savy with the
different liscenses out there. I'm happy as long as anyone is free to
make derivative works without getting permission.

Thanks!

Paul

On 2/14/06, Stephan Richter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 February 2006 12:15, Paul Dumais wrote:
> > Do we start from scratch?
>
> I think you have to, because both current books have licenses that do not
> allow any other commercial use.
>
> > Can we use any of the material from Stephan
> > or Phillip's books? The Zope 3 Developer's Handbook by Stephan Richter
> > doesn't seem to have any copywrite notice on it (on line pdf version
> > at least). Can someone tell me what are the restrictions on it's use?
>
> That is not true. The online, PDF and paper version all have an appendix with
> the license of the book. See:
>
> http://www.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/ComponentArchitecture/Zope3Book/CreativeCommonsAttributionNoDerivsNonCommercialLicense
>
> > What form should it take? Should we make it a latex file and check-in
> > changes via svn? Should it be a simple wiki?
>
> I would urge you to use latex or some other advanced format. ReST and other
> low-tech solutions will not provide you the flexibility you need to develop a
> printable book.
>
> > What liscense if any should the document have? How do anonymous/
> > community users contribute and fix errors?
>
> If it is a community book, then make it the most open CC license you possibly
> can.
>
> Regards,
> Stephan
> --
> Stephan Richter
> CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
> Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
>
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