[Oberon] Updating Project Oberon PDF Docs (was: ALU 2015 and 2018)
cym224 at gmail.com
Fri May 20 19:44:56 CEST 2022
On 2022-05-20 12:56, Guido Bartolucci wrote:
> 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 a priority.
A LaTeX version would be welcome, thank you. (That way, I can increase
the font size very easily.)
> 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
> Reed (PR/PDR).
> 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 <mailto: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 text.
> 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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