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Lua itself is a MIT License, which is very free. Nobody complains "but
you can make money with it"! and puts Share-Alike or Non-Commercial
restrictions on it. CC-BY License is quite comparable with this for

CC-BY-SA is comparable with the GPL

I also suppose getting a publisher to print this, is very much work,
and as the book will be online for free also, it will not be a big
money source anyway. If they dont even ask you to pay for the prints
of the first edition beforehand. I'd applaud if someone can get a
publisher with anymore impact than the print-on-demand ones to throw
out the advance.  I trust in that person to handle revenues if anyway
responsibly which will be very likely Alexander anyway if it happens.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Alexander Gladysh <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 09:19, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
>>> Yes, free and online, that is correct. (That does not mean that it can
>>> coexist with paid printed version as it is with ProGit, but, I
>>> imagine, that to make printed and paid version possible, we would need
>>> to overcome a lot of legal hassle.)
>> How about simply asking all contributes to agree with CC-BY 3.0?
>> (without SA and NC)
>> This would open the way for any editor able to convince a publisher to print it.
> That is the tempting idea.
> However, I'm afraid of the angst that can arise among the contributors
> if someone manages to publish the book and pocket the money.
> Prospective contributors, please say your opinion.
> Thank you,
> Alexander.