Open Publication License - Open Source Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
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The Open Publication works may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, provided that the terms of this license are adhered to, and that this license or an incorporation of it by reference (with any options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher) is displayed in the reproduction.
Copyright (c) year by author’s name or designee. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, vx.y or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/).
The reference must be immediately followed with any options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher of the document (see the section called “License Options”).
Any publication in standard (paper) book form shall require the citation of the original publisher and author. The publisher and author’s names shall appear on all outer surfaces of the book. On all outer surfaces of the book the original publisher’s name shall be as large as the title of the work and cited as possessive with respect to the title.
Mere aggregation of Open Publication works or a portion of an Open Publication work with other works or programs on the same media shall not cause this license to apply to those other works. The aggregate work shall contain a notice specifying the inclusion of the Open Publication material and appropriate copyright notice.
No warranty. Open Publication works are licensed and provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or a warranty of non-infringement.
If you are distributing Open Publication works on hardcopy or CD-ROM, you provide email notification to the author(s) of your intent to redistribute at least thirty days before your manuscript or media freeze, to give the author(s) time to provide updated documents. This notification should describe modifications, if any, made to the document.
The author(s) and/or publisher of an Open Publication-licensed document may elect certain options by appending language to the reference to or copy of the license. These options are considered part of the license instance and must be included with the license (or its incorporation by reference) in derived works.
To prohibit distribution of substantively modified versions without the explicit permission of the author(s). “Substantive modification” is defined as a change to the semantic content of the document, and excludes mere changes in format or typographical corrections.
To accomplish this, add the phrase “Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.” to the license reference or copy.
To accomplish this, add the phrase “Distribution of the work or derivative of the work in any standard (paper) book form is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from the copyright holder.” to the license reference or copy.