vogella.de goes Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence

Recently I received lots of requests for translating my tutorials into other languages or if my tutorials can be used in Universitity classes. In general I’m fine with that as long as the usage is non-commercial and attribution is given.

I decided to select a official licence for usage of my content so that others have better information on how they can use it. As far as I can tell the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) looks like the right licence to me.

Therefore, unless otherwise stated in the tutorials, I put the tutorials on http://www.vogella.de under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) licence.

Attribution for a translation or reproduction which is available on the web would be a link to the original article as well as mentioning me as the original author. This attribution should be clearly visible at the beginning of the article.

If you use the material in a non-web form an attribution should be given in the same spirit. For example if you print the material for your university class you would include a page which states the original author as well as the link to the content on the web.

Neil Barlett suggested to clarify the non-commercial part. My understanding is that this means that you cannot earn money by replicating or translating the content, e.g. via advertisements, selling books, etc.

Also a big thanks to Jovan Kostovski and Kai Toedter at Google+ for lots of consulting and tips on the licence.

I hope this help other to translate my tutorials and to spread the word about Eclipse, Android and other Java related programming around the non perfectly english speaking world.

About Lars Vogel

Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of vogella.com. With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
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2 Responses to vogella.de goes Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence

  1. Hi, Lars. Do you publish translations people make to your articles, or at least a link to them?

  2. Lars Vogel says:

    @Marcelo: I tweet about them, once I hear of them.

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