1. Re: Fwd: SVN Translation (Karl Heinz Marbaise)

Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at red-bean.com
Fri Jul 8 15:16:14 CDT 2005

On Jul 8, 2005, at 2:57 PM, translationfound wrote:

>  I too became aware of the German translation - so my question to the
> team of authors  - knowing that cross-national negotiations between
> publishing houses regarding translations can be complex - is this:
> Before we re-start, can we be sure that an independent translation can
> be published online without contention? And perhaps more importantly -
>  is it the  wish of the authors - - that a brandnew translation be
> created?

The whole book is under the Creative Commons license.  You could  
bundle it with your software, translate it, or even sell printed  
copies on the street corner if you wanted to... just as long as you  
give credit to the original authors.  So there's nothing either the  
authors nor O'Reilly could do to prevent you from making a new  

That said, yes, of course it would be nice to have another  
translation.  Whatever German translation was commissioned by  
O'Reilly is out of our hands -- from our point of view, it may as  
well not exist, something only to be found in bookstores.  So yes, it  
would be nice to have a free German translation on the website.  We  
already have several other languages going!

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