License of the book - really version 2.0 of creative commons?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Sun Nov 16 10:37:43 PST 2008

Thomas Reitelbach wrote:
> Am Sonntag 16 November 2008 09:31:20 schrieb Thomas Reitelbach:
>> Hello list,
>> I'm currently in the process of translating current 6.4 LFS to german.
>> Now I'm wondering about licensing. The book says it's licensed under
>> „Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0“.
>> But: I cannot find this licence at, at least not for
>> the USA. Only Version 3.0 seems to be available. And at a first glance it
>> looks like the license text in the book is an exact copy of version 3.0 of
>> this license (though I did not compare each and every character of the
>> licence texts).
>> So maybe there is a typo? Is it possible that you chose „Attribution-
>> NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0“ as licence but by mistake wrote "2.0"?
>> Please can you clarify this? It is important to know because I have to
>> choose the correct translated license text from for the
>> book.
> Replying to myself ... I now found a "generic" version of the 2.0 licence 
> which seems the correct one, used in the book. But I still see no obvious 
> difference between them.

2.0 was current when I added the license.  Perhaps they rolled the number ot 
make it the same as GPL, but that's just speculation.  Since the entire text is 
in the book and not just a reference, I don't see a need to change it.

   -- Bruce

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