[Oberon] Updating Project Oberon PDF Docs (was: ALU 2015 and 2018)
guido.bartolucci at gmail.com
Fri May 20 18:56:02 CEST 2022
I've been intending on making a TeX translation of the Project Oberon PDFs
for a while. I haven't prioritized it since it's just for my own personal
project but if others are interested in it I can make finishing it more of
As for the copyright. I am not a lawyer, but it says the following, which
looks a lot like a BSD or MIT style license. But I'd love a lawyer to
confirm for us.
Project Oberon, Revised Edition 2013
Book copyright (C)2013 Niklaus Wirth and Juerg Gutknecht;
software copyright (C)2013 Niklaus Wirth (NW), Juerg Gutknecht (JG), Paul
Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software and its
accompanying documentation (the "Software") for any purpose with or
without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice
and this permission notice appear in all copies.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES
WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN
AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE DEALINGS IN OR USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE.
On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 12:19 AM Skulski, Wojciech <
skulski at pas.rochester.edu> wrote:
> > We combined all three PDF files into one for convenience
> > when we sent it out to get a printed copy, and added the bookmarks
> > to make it easier to navigate. AFAIR, we didn't make any changes to the
> This is great. Thank you for the hint. How about the copyright? I mean,
> imagine we modify portions of the original project and we want to update
> the document. It makes sense to start from the original because it was a
> significant piece of work. It will make sense to keep part of the document
> intact for those parts which were not changed (yet). After a while it will
> become a patchwork of the original and the modified text. How is this going
> to work? I will not feel comfortable modifying the text as I see fit, while
> an unmodified text will become disconnected with the actual project.
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