[okfn-discuss] A Free, Libre and Open Glossary - converting to XML

Aaron Wolf wolftune at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 15:28:27 UTC 2014

Great work, Chris!

I actually have some textual feedback I missed last time:

"What FLO isn't:
> Some works are free to share and adapt, but not for commercial purposes.
> Others are free to share, but only verbatim. These works are not FLO,
> because they are too restrictive.
> Some works have their source code available, but normal copyright
> restrictions apply to modifications or re-uses of that code. These works
> are not FLO."
It reads a little funny to say "flo isn't… some works are"

I suggest:

"Works that are free to share and adapt but not for commercial purposes or
that are free to share but only verbatim are * not* FLO. Works that have
their source code available but where rights to share, modify, or freely
use the source remain reserved under normal copyright restrictions are also
*not* FLO. Such limitations are too restrictive to fit the FLO definition."

It doesn't have to be those wordings exactly. It's just important, I think,
to make the "not FLO" part be included in the sentences. I don't like
seeing stand-alone sentences that just say "some works have commercial
restrictions." with a separate sentence needed to later mention that those
are not FLO.



Aaron Wolf

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 6:13 AM, Chris Sakkas <sanglorian at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Many people on these mailing lists helped out with the first release of A
> Free, Libre and Open Glossary, which is over a year old now!
> I thought you might be interested that I'm playing around with putting it
> into XML (DocBook 4.5) to make it more accessible. I'm very new to it -
> please let me know what you think:
> PDF <https://livinglibre1.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/a-flo-glossary.pdf>
> XML and HTML
> <https://ia601002.us.archive.org/1/items/AFreeLibreAndOpenGlossary/XMLDraft/>
> For those who weren't around for it last year, the glossary is a
> 20ish-page-long guide to terms like open knowledge, free culture, open
> access, and how they interact with one another.
> Cheers,
> Chris
> *Chris Sakkas**Admin of the FOSsil Bank wiki
> <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/> and the Living Libre blog
> <http://www.livinglibre.com> and Twitter feed
> <https://twitter.com/#%21/living_libre>.*
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