Grsecurity/Credits and Permissions

Introduction edit

On this page you will find documentation regarding permissions to use material written by others before this Wikibook was started.

The Original grsecurity Documentation edit

The original documentation for grsecurity was written by Brad Spengler, the author of grsecurity. This includes the ACL documentation and the grsecurity Quick-Start Guide (PDF).

Permission to Use the Official Documentation edit

Below is the correspondence between myself (Meev0 (talk)) and Brad Spengler regarding the use of his works in this Wikibook.

Sent at: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:56 pm
You may publish my answer to the original request (and this request too). You may copy/republish any and all parts of the grsecurity documentation. I don't think I put an explicit license on the documentation, but I consider it to be essentially public domain.


Sent at: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:27 pm

I'm making a separate page for the book that will include credits, links to the original documents and a copy of your message where you grant this permission.

Just so that there is no misunderstanding
1) May I publish your answer to my original request?
2) In my request I mentioned wanting to copy "parts" which is very vague. Basically what's needed (IMO) is you clearly stating what parts of the grsecurity documentation can be published under the GNU Free Documentation License. I'm not a copyright lawyer, but I think the clearer the situation the better.

I'll try to limit the amount of text I need to copy, as I like writing documentation, but most of technical notes are better left as they are.

- Ville

Sent at: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Of course, that's fine with me. Thanks again for your work, and hope things get better for you personally.


Sent at: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:41 pm
Hi Brad,

I wanted to ask about using the Grsecurity QuickStart guides (the quickstart.pdf and the newGradmDoc.pdf) in the Wikibook. As you are the copyright holder of both documents, I need your permission to copy parts from those files. Mainly I would like to copy the ACL documentation, as it would be silly for me to start writing it from scratch. Naturally I would credit you and include a link to the original documents.

Below is a link to the copyright policy of Wikibooks.

You can reach me by replying to this PM or by email at ***.

- Ville