lucyhattersley wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:01 am
The InDesign documents don't always contain the final information. And we could update the PDF after it goes on sale, for a variety of reasons (safety, technical, legal etc).
We're open to the conversation, but you can extract the text and images from the PDF and they are available under the creative commons license. So I feel it's unfair to criticise our commitment to open source.
I'm wary of sharing pre-production material for legitimate reasons (looks at issue 67).
My point was the 'source' isn't there, the product is and while it can be cut and pasted and is more open then some locked down pdf, it's still not the source.
Open Source is not the same as the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
I'm in no way trying to take away money ideas, (e.g. people chopping out adverts and reselling as their own work, which is against the license anyway).
and the old 'mains lamp' problem isn't a problem as the source can be changed as you already do.
Perhaps release the source after a few months when the magazine is no longer a money revenue?
I don't know if you've tried to extract text, but with a copy and paste, all your nice formatting goes, code listing become a mess (all the line numbers are listed first, colour is lost, and there are no line breaks)
And what would be, take a few pages and compile them together for teaching after a short learning session (or someone doing it and placing them up in the Teaching and Learning section), then become a Desktop Publish CPD and part time job.
I know it sound like I'm moaning about something that is free anyway, but it's just to help clubs/school have an easier way of using your magazines and they are excellent articles, not all make it to the blog/tutorial of the MagPi site (which is easier to compile from, but not a magaziney)