Appendix Q. Copyright

The Advanced Bash Scripting Guide is copyright © 2000, by Mendel Cooper. The author also asserts copyright on all previous versions of this document. [1]

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Provision A, above, explicitly prohibits relabeling this document. An example of relabeling is the insertion of company logos or navigation bars into the cover, title page, or the text. The author grants the following exemptions.

  1. Non-profit organizations, such as the Linux Documentation Project and Sunsite.

  2. "Pure-play" Linux distributors, such as Debian, Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, and others.

Without explicit written permission from the author, distributors and publishers (including on-line publishers) are prohibited from imposing any additional conditions, strictures, or provisions on this document or any previous version of it. As of this update, the author asserts that he has not entered into any contractual obligations that would alter the foregoing declarations.

Essentially, you may freely distribute this book in unaltered electronic form. You must obtain the author's permission to distribute a substantially modified version or derivative work. The purpose of this restriction is to preserve the artistic integrity of this document and to prevent "forking."

If you display or distribute this document or any previous version thereof under any license except the one above, then you are required to obtain the author's written permission. Failure to do so may terminate your distribution rights.

These are very liberal terms, and they should not hinder any legitimate distribution or use of this book. The author especially encourages the use of this book for classroom and instructional purposes.

Note

Certain of the scripts contained in this document are, where noted, released into the Public Domain. These scripts are exempt from the foregoing license and copyright restrictions.

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Hyun Jin Cha has done a Korean translation of version 1.0.11 of this book. Spanish, Portuguese, French, (another French), German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Chinese, and Dutch translations are also available or in progress. If you wish to translate this document into another language, please feel free to do so, subject to the terms stated above. The author wishes to be notified of such efforts.

Notes

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The author intends that this book be released into the Public Domain after a period of 14 years, that is, in 2014. In the early years of the American republic this was the duration statutorily granted to a copyrighted work.