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The Open Publication works may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical or electronic, provided that the terms of this license are adhered to, and that this license or an incorporation of it by reference (with any options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher) is displayed in the reproduction.
Proper form for an incorporation by reference is as follows:
Copyright (c) 2009 by Robert G. Brown. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Open Publication License.
The reference must be immediately followed with any options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher of the document (see section VI).
As noted in the three modifications above, non-profit redistribution of this work is permitted in any form with or without notification (although notification is generally considered good form).
Commercial redistribution as a paper or electronic book requires the explicit permission of the author, who is likely to request that he be paid a small royalty in any republication made for profit to help support his further philosophical endeavors.
Any publication in standard (paper) book form shall require the citation of the original publisher and author. The publisher and author's names shall appear on all outer surfaces of the book. On all outer surfaces of the book the original publisher's name shall be as large as the title of the work and cited as possessive with respect to the title.
The copyright to this Open Publication is owned by its author, Robert G. Brown.
III. SCOPE OF LICENSE
The following license terms apply to all Open Publication works, unless otherwise explicitly stated in the document.
Mere aggregation of Open Publication works or a portion of an Open Publication work with other works or programs on the same media shall not cause this license to apply to those other works. The aggregate work shall contain a notice specifying the inclusion of the Open Publication material and appropriate copyright notice.
SEVERABILITY. If any part of this license is found to be unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the remaining portions of the license remain in force.
NO WARRANTY. Open Publication works are licensed and provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or a warranty of non-infringement.
IV. REQUIREMENTS ON MODIFIED WORKS
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V. GOOD-PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS
In addition to the requirements of this license, it is requested from and strongly recommended of redistributors that:
Finally, while it is not mandatory under this license, it is considered good form to offer a free copy of any hardcopy and CD-ROM expression of an Open Publication-licensed work to its author.
VI. LICENSE OPTIONS
The author and/or publisher of an Open Publication-licensed document may elect certain options by appending language to the reference to or copy of the license. These options are considered part of the license instance and must be included with the license (or its incorporation by reference) in derived works.
A. To prohibit distribution of substantively modified versions without the explicit permission of the author. "Substantive modification" is defined as a change to the semantic content of the document, and excludes mere changes in format or typographical corrections.
To accomplish this, add the phrase `Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.' to the license reference or copy.
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To accomplish this, add the phrase 'Distribution of the work or derivative of the work in any standard (paper) book form is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained from the copyright holder.' to the license reference or copy.
OPEN PUBLICATION POLICY APPENDIX:
(This is not considered part of the license.)
Open Publication works are available in source format via the Open Publication home page at http://works.opencontent.org/.
Open Publication authors who want to include their own license on Open Publication works may do so, as long as their terms are not more restrictive than the Open Publication license.
If you have questions about the Open Publication License, please contact TBD, and/or the Open Publication Authors' List at email@example.com, via email.