[Owasp-testing] OSSTMM manual

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at aspectsecurity.com
Fri Jan 19 10:14:33 EST 2007


> [1] Previous versions of the OWASP documents used the
> GFDL license. I've never seen the reasoning behind the license change.
> Anyone care to point me to it?

The CC Attribution Share-Alike (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/) was designed by Lawrence Lessig precisely for wiki content.  The basic idea is that you can reference the material to the licensor without having to attribute back to all of the original authors (which could be very difficult).

It suits our work at OWASP very well. The GFDL is large and complex and wasn't really designed for a wiki (see http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?FreeDocumentationLicense).

--Jeff



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