Open Content License

IDG BOOKS WORLDWIDE, INC.

OPEN CONTENT LICENSE

v0.1, August 10, 1999

 

Please read this Open Content License ("License") for our Open Content Work published by IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. ("IDGB"). You acknowledge that you accept the terms of our License.

1. License; Requirements for Modified and Unmodified Versions.

a. Grant. IDGB grants to you a non-exclusive license to reproduce and distribute, in whole or in part, in print or electronic media, the Open Content Work, including for commercial redistribution. If you reproduce or distribute the Open Content Work, you must adhere to the terms of this License and this License or an incorporation of it by reference as set forth in Section 2 below must be displayed in any reproduction. IDGB reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.

b. Attribution. Any publication in standard (paper) book form requires citation to the original author and IDGB. The original author's and IDGB's names shall appear prominently on the covers and spine of the Open Content Work.

2. Incorporation by Reference. Proper form for an incorporation by reference is as follows:

This is an Open Content Work published by IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. You may reproduce and distribute this material provided that you adhere to the terms and conditions set forth in the IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. Open Content License (the latest version is presently available at http://www.linuxworld.com/idgbooks-openbook/lw-oclicense.html).

This reference must be immediately followed with the author(s) and/or IDGB's options in Section 7 below displayed.

3. Copyright. Copyright to the Open Content Work is owned by IDGB or the author.

4. License Application and Disclaimer. The following terms apply to the Open Content Work, unless otherwise expressly stated in this License:

a. Application. Mere aggregation or compilation of the Open Content Work or a portion of the Open Content Work with other works or programs on the same media shall not cause this License to apply to those other works or programs. The aggregate work or compilation shall contain a notice specifying the inclusion of the material from the Open Content Work and a copyright notice in the name of its copyright owner.

b. NO WARRANTY. THIS OPEN CONTENT WORK IS BEING LICENSED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO (I) THE MATERIAL IN THE OPEN CONTENT WORK, (II) THE SOFTWARE AND THE SOURCE CODE CONTAINED THEREIN, AND/OR (III) THE TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED IN THE OPEN CONTENT WORK.

5. Requirements for Modified Works. If you modify this Open Content Work, including in translations, anthologies, compilations, and partial documents, you must:

a. Designation. Designate within the modified work that the modification is a translation, anthology, compilation, portion of, or other modification of the Open Content Work.

b. Identity. Identify yourself as the person making the modifications and date the modification.

c. Acknowledgment of Original Author and IDGB. Acknowledge the Open Content Work's original author and IDGB in accordance with standard academic citation practices, including a reference to the original ISBN under which the work was published.

d. Location of Original Work. Identify the original Open Content Work's location.

e. License. Display this License or incorporate it by reference as set forth in Section 2 above.

f. No Endorsement. Not use the original author(s)' name(s) or IDGB's name to indicate an endorsement by them of your modifications, without their prior written permission.

6. Good Practice Recommendations. In addition to the terms and conditions of this License, the author and IDGB request, and strongly recommend, that redistributors of the Open Content Work adhere to the following:

a. E-mail Notification. If you intend to distribute modifications of the Open Content Work in print media or on CD ROM, you should provide e-mail notification to the host not later than thirty (30) days prior to your redistribution, in order to give IDGB or the author(s) sufficient time to provide you with updated material to the Open Content Work. Your e-mail notification should include descriptions of your modifications.

b. Identification of Modifications. You should clearly indicate, by marking up the document to reference the modifications, the substantive modifications and deletions you make to the Open Content Work.

c. Free Copy of Modifications. While not mandatory, you should offer a free copy of the modifications, whether in print or on CD-ROM, to the original author(s) and to IDGB.

7. License Options. The following provision(s) are considered part of the License and must be included when you reproduce the License (or its incorporation by reference) in modifications of the Open Content Work.

a. Paper/Book Versions. E-mail notification to the host is required not less than thirty (30) days prior to distribution of the Open Content Work or a derivative thereof in any standard (paper) book form.

8. General. This License constitutes the entire understanding between the parties as to the subject matter hereof. This License shall be governed by California law and the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, and case law thereunder. In the event one or more provisions contained in this License are held by any court or tribunal to be illegal or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this License shall remain in full force and effect.

CONTRIBUTORS AGREEMENT

If you desire to contribute to the Open Content Work and the intellectual development of its subject matter by providing written comments, additions, supplements, fixes, patches, or other contributions (collectively, "Contributions"), you acknowledge and agree that:

a. Your Contribution may be used by IDGB or the author(s) on a non-exclusive basis, in whole or in part, to reproduce, modify, fix, patch, display, redistribute, and otherwise use in print or electronic media, in the Open Content Work, revised editions, and otherwise throughout the world. You also understand that IDGB and the author(s) cannot guarantee that either of them will use your Contribution in any manner.

b. Based on the quality, extent, and use of your Contribution, you will receive a general or special acknowledgment, and may receive a contributor's honorarium, from IDGB. In this regard, you hereby give IDGB permission to acknowledge your Contribution by posting and otherwise reproducing your name and e-mail address.

c. To your best knowledge, you represent and warrant that (i) your Contribution does not violate any copyright, trademark, or any other registered or common law intellectual property or proprietary right of any person or entity, (ii) all statements in your Contribution are true and accurate and do not violate the property or privacy rights of any third party, (iii) your Contribution does not contain information or instructions that could reasonably cause injury to person or property, and (iv) you have full authority to agree to the terms herein and to make these representations.