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copyleft.org
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copyleft.org is a collaborative project to create and disseminate useful
information, tutorial material, and new policy ideas regarding all forms of
copyleft licensing.

### The Copyleft Guide and Tutorial

The primary project currently on this site is a tutorial book entitled
[*Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Guide and Tutorial*](/guide/).
This guide describes the policy motivations for copyleft, presents a detailed analysis of the text of
various copyleft licenses, and gives examples and case studies of copyleft compliance situations.

### Getting Involved

There are various ways to get involved with this project.  The primary
copyleft.org website is a wiki, and we welcome helpful edits and additions.

For the aforementioned guide and tutorial about GPL and other copyleft concepts,
we seek help in the following ways:

#### Proposing Improvements to the Guide

[Merge requests on copyleft.org's gitorious site](https://gitorious.org/copyleft-org/tutorial/merge_requests)
to the Guide are most welcome. If you're looking for something to fix, just
grep the *.tex files for "FIXME" and you'll find plenty.  Many of them are
simple and easy to do.  Some of them are writing, and some of them are
formatting-related.

#### Joining Mailing Lists

   * Subscribe to our low-traffic [announcements-only mailing list](https://lists.copyleft.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/announce).
   * Join discussion on our [primary mailing list, called "discuss"](https://lists.copyleft.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/discuss).

#### IRC Discussion

The coypleft.org
[IRC channel is #copyleft on irc.freenode.net](irc://irc.freenode.net/#copyleft).
The [IRC logs are public here on this site](/irclogs/).

### Who Contributes to copyleft.org?

This site is a joint project of
[Software Freedom Conservancy](https://sfconservancy.org) and the
[Free Software Foundation](https://fsf.org).  The editor-in-chief of
[the guide](/guide/) is [Bradley M. Kuhn](http://ebb.org/bkuhn).  The
[recent changes page](/recentchanges) shows who has
contributed to the wiki, and you can see the
[Git commit log on the tutorial](https://gitorious.org/copyleft-org/tutorial/commits/)
to see who has contributed to it.

### Offsite Resources

#### What Is Copyleft?

Here are a few sources to read generally what copyleft is:

  * [Richard M. Stallman's essay on copyleft at gnu.org](https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/)
  * [The Wikipedia entry on Copyleft](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft)