All Drupal handbook contributors have been generous with their time in developing documentation for others to use in the spirt of open source. Drupal needs your help for just a moment with another task: approving a formal, copyleft licensing agreement for the Drupal handbook. A copyleft license would
- make clear that Drupal community members can use the documentation in the Drupal handbook in other contexts, such as revising and developing site specific help docs.
- allow the integration of already existing Drupal documentation being developed outside of drupal.org by Bryght, CivicSpace, and others.
- eliminate potential legal conflicts over rights of use.
Thus, the Drupal handbook is moving to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. This will allow anyone to copy, modify, and distribute revised documentation from the Drupal handbook as long as any copy or new version is released under the same license and attributes drupal.org as the original source.