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LJ: article contract allows free reuse as documentation

By dchud, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Tue Aug 6th, 2002 at 09:01:10 AM EST
No, not that LJ, rather this LJ. They're running a Don Marti piece called "Linux Journal Offers Artistic Immortality", explaining that:
"Linux Journal will be changing our author contract to encourage authors to contribute articles to free software or free documentation projects after they have been published in Linux Journal.

Contributors already are taking advantage of the policy, which promises to help people browsing the Web for new free software to try. It will also keep documentation up to date. The option of contributing articles to free projects has been available to Linux Journal authors since its founding. It is now being added to the author contract to make it clear to all authors that the option is open to them."

There are several interesting quotes about the utility of binding technical articles to the software they describe. As a librarian, it's easy to wonder whether losing some "fixity" is a worthy cost, but if it can help keep articles up to date, better distribute the work of maintaining high-level documentation, and encourage authors while spreading readership, cheers all around for LJ!

 

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