Copyright claim in Matlab Book

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Lazaros Moysis
Lazaros Moysis on 20 Jul 2015
Commented: Lazaros Moysis on 27 Jul 2015
I am writing a book (sort of a manual) on Matlab and its Applications in Control Theory. My aim is to distribute it freely online, on sites like ResearchGate, Academia, and use it as a source on my teaching courses.
My question is about the Copyright notices that I should use in order to both hold the open copyright provided by GNU free documentation License, but also mention the registered copyrights to Mathworks.
I am thinking about using the following two texts on the begining of the book:
>Copyright© 2015 Author's Name. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled ”GNU Free Documentation License”.
>MATLAB ® and Simulink ® are trademarks of the MathWorks, Inc. The MathWorks does not warrant the accuracy of the text or exercises in this book. This book’s use or discussion of MATLAB ® and Simulink ® software or related products does not constitute endorsement or sponsorship by the MathWorks of a particular pedagogical approach or particular use of the MATLAB ® and Simulink ® software.
The first text is the standart gnu license text. The second part regarding Matlab is something I found from another book. Is this acceptable? Thanks is advance for all the answers

Answers (1)

Wendy Fullam
Wendy Fullam on 24 Jul 2015
MathWorks has a book program that supports authors and publishers around the globe who are developing books based on MathWorks products. We provide a range of services, including:
  • Publisher referrals
  • Access to MathWorks products
  • Book promotion
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Lazaros Moysis
Lazaros Moysis on 27 Jul 2015
Well thank you very much for your answer. Originally, I just wanted to find a way to include the copyright note regarding Matlab and nothing more. This may be very helpful though, so I will check it out, thanks!

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