How to set up my Blog to the Creative Commons License

Today we had discussed on the opensuse-project List about Copyright and Licenses. So i try to clear this a little bit.


Wikipedia says: "Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted by the law of a jurisdiction to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Exceptions and limitations to these rights strive to balance the public interest in the wide distribution of the material produced and to encourage creativity. Exceptions include fair dealing and fair use, and such use does not require the permission of the copyright owner. All other uses require permission and copyright owners can license or permanently transfer or assign their exclusive rights to others."

So we see: Every author or creator of any Document (like a Blog) is automaticly the Copyright Holder. The Copyright Holder can give special permissions for others who using their work.

Free Licenses

Well known free Licenses are the Creative Commons or the GFDL. The GNU General Public License, originally written by Richard Stallman, was the first copyleft license to see extensive use, and continues to dominate the licensing of copylefted software. Creative Commons, a non-profit organization founded by Lawrence Lessig, provides a similar license called ShareAlike.

The Copyright Holder can set one of these licenses to his work. In case of CC-BY-SA all other ppl have now the permission to redistribute the stuff. A little Document in Wikipedia explains the difference between CC and GFDL.


For CC there is a great Site who gives an little HowTo for integrating the CC into a Blog.

For GFDL is there a little HowTo.

HowTo contributing the openSUSE Weekly News

Today i prepared a little HowTo for contributing the openSUSE Weekly News.


If you have written an Blogpost, Article or you have found any interesting Stuff you can post this to:


Facebook Fanpage

You can also post on our Facebook Fanpage. That postings are going to the next available Weekly News Issue.


If you just would like to provied an short Link, you can send a direct twitterpost to @saigkill.

Regular Articles

You also can post regular Articles in different sizes. We have Larry Finger, who provides every week some lines about the Testing team. Also we have Rares Aioanei who provides the Weekly Kernel Review.

In normal cases we trying to publish the Contributions with the Realname and without any cut.

Editorial Office

The Editorial Office collects every day interesting Stuff for the Weekly News. Satoru Matsumoto, is our Proofreader and he collects for all Subcategories inside the Weekly News.

All Stuff from the Weekly News are inside the SVN from BerliOS.

How can i be a part of the Editorial Office

1.) Please go to and register yourself as Developer on BerliOS.
2.) Write to and tell him your choosed Nickname in BerliOS.
3.) Sascha adds you as Developer to
4.) Checkout the Repository with:

svn checkout osweeklynews
  • You can checkout the svn on every place. In my case i have a Folder „svn“ and put all SVNs inside that Folder.

5.) Please read the README and the Docs inside docs/.
6.) Choose your Subsection what you like to contribute.
7.) All needed Files are under trunk/en/xml.
8.) Have Fun

Translating into other Languages

The easiest way (You don’t know XML)

The easiest way is, that we send you after the official en issue, some *.po files. Then you just have to start lokalize or other translating tool, and just start to translate. If you open a *.po File you have the english part on the top of the window, and you just can insert your translation on the bottom of the window. After translating all *.po files, you send it back to Sascha puts the content from the *.po files back to the original english issue. Then you can use the same style like the en issue and make your own issue with a script. You can export now to HTML and PDF.

The hard way (You know XML)

The hard way is, that you can get your own place in the SVN from BerliOS. There we place our stylesheets and all needed content. Every Section (Announcements, In the Community, …) are in a seperate XML file. You just have to fill the XMLs with your localized content. After finishing you can export it to HTML or PDF with a script. 

New site for submitting news to the openSUSE Weekly News

The openSUSE Weekly News team is proud to release a new Facebook Site for the news. You can reach this Fansite there: As alternative you also can use our Emai: On both places you can submit news, discuss about the news and you can place feedback. So we hope you become a "Fan" of the openSUSE Weekly News. May the Lizard be with you.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 109 is out!

news Issue #109 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

  • Its here! openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1
  • Sirko Kemter: First Art-Team meeting
  • OStatic/Joe Brockmeier: Joe Brockmeier: Video editing in Linux: a look at PiTiVi and Kdenlive
  • Jeffrey Stedfast: Weird bugs due to gcc 4.4 and strict aliasing
  • KDE SC 4.4 RC3 Released

For a list of available translations see this page:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 107 is out!

news Issue #107 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

  • Wiki Cleanup – Geeko wants you!
  • Masim Sugianto: Recover Deleted Files on Linux with Extundelete
  • Updated GNOME for openSUSE 11.2, and why it’s good
  • Carlos Gonçalves: PySide packages for openSUSE, Mandriva and Fedora
  • Skype 2.1 beta 2 aka Talking Screens for Linux

For a list of available translations see this page:

Google Wave: Introduction

Since a few days i’m using Google Wave. But what is it? It is „a personal communication and collaboration tool“. It is a blend of Email, Instant Messaging, Chat and Blog. This allows Teams to make collaborative editing.

The first Step is find an other User who uses Wave too. Then he can invite you. After Registration you come to your home-Place. Now you can open an new „Wave“ and fill it with Informations. Your Mate can now access your Wave and you can both work on this Document.

The interesting thing is, that you can fill all interesting Formats in your Wave: video, audio, text, highlighting and links.

Possible using is maybe: Prepare an Team Meeting (Agenda) with Links and stuff, or you create an new (Wiki) Site and would like to have an realtime collaboration, or manuscripts for talks and presentations. I have many ideas to fill a wave.

The best think in my mind is the realtime collaboration. Through this no errors by versions conflict comes.

Maybe it is interesting for our (openSUSE)-Teams and our Marketing/SocNet Site.

openSUSE Weekly News Ausgabe 94 (Podcast)


OpenSUSE Weekly News Ausgabe #94

Die Wöchentlichen News des openSUSE Projektes.

Diese Woche:

  • Novell’s Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier macht eine neue Network World Podcast Serie
  • Will Stephenson: Ein Update der openSUSE Boosters
  • Pavol Rusnak: Falsche Benutzung des LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  • Pascal Bleser: Packman upgrading to SVN OBS
  • h-online/Thorsten Leemhuis: Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 1) – Netzwerk Subsystem und Treiber

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