Licensing for the CSS?

Brian W. Fitzpatrick fitz at
Tue Apr 3 10:01:27 CDT 2007

On 4/3/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at> wrote:
> Lyle Johnson wrote:
> > I did a quick search of the mailing list archives, but didn't see this
> > specific question addressed.
> >
> > I like the look of the Subversion book's HTML and would like to use
> > the same CSS for my DocBook document(s). If I wanted to use just the
> > CSS from the Subversion book, would that be allowed under the same
> > license as the rest of the book's content? That is, as long as I
> > provide attribution for the stylesheet somewhere in my document's
> > text, it would be OK?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for clarification on this point,
> > Lyle
> This question has come up before, IIRC.
> I gotta say, I couldn't possibly care less what people do with my svnbook
> CSS stuff.  I'd be fine with placing it into the public domain.  Does
> anybody else here object?  (Does anybody else here have the right to object?)

The law is really vague on public domain software, *plus*, it leaves
you liable for damages.  Pick the most liberal OSS license and be done
with it (either Apache/MIT or CC).


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