User talk:Sandy Harris/Permission
I wrote most of the documentation for the FreeS/WAN project, a Linux implementation of the IPsec security protocols. This included a 75 kilobyte glossary, parts of which might be re-used here, in particular various definitions in cryptography.
However, that documentation was released with the software under GPL, and I was paid to write it, so I do not own the copyright and need permission to re-use it. Here is email from project Leader John Gilmore:
from John Gilmore <firstname.lastname@example.org> to Sandy Harris <email@example.com> date Dec 24, 2007 6:04 AM subject Re: FreeS/WAN question > I'd like to use text from the FreeS/WAN documentation, > re-releasing it under their Creative Commons license. > However, since it was "work for hire", the project owns > the copyright, not me, so I think I need permission > before doing that. > Can I have that permission? Yes, you can license a copy of the FreeS/WAN documentation under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Have fun! John