[ZDP] OpenContent issues
Mon, 17 May 1999 09:11:06 -0400
> So, hypothetically lets say that O'Reilly publishes
> "The Zen of Zope" based on the work of the ZDP group.
> *Who gets the credit and ultimately the money?
> * Is the money put in a fund to support the ZDP site
> and perhaps DigiCool and others for the use of
> proprietary products such as ZTables? Or is the
> money distributed to the contributors?
I think a book would need an editor. I have never been involved in
publishing a book but I know how long my thesis took, so I think the
editor/author would get credit, money, etc. Zope would get increased
If several Zope books come out, then all editors/authors would have
access to ZDP and be able to use it as is or modified.
Books would be good for Zope. Maybe the author/publisher would even
allow electronic distribution of the book on ZDP!
I don't think any restrictions should be put on the use of content on
ZDP. After all is it any different if you use the information to write a
book or to create a billion dollar web portal? :)
Just my 2 cents!