So a year ago together with a friend of mine that is a university professor I held a course for media students showcasing an introduction in media production on Linux. Just highlighting some strengths and weaknesses in different use cases. Explaining the difference between open source/libre software, proprietary software. If writing with Linux as OS; showing the existence of LibreOffice as a Office replacement, the potential benefit of learning LaTeX, Manuskript for writing screenplays etc. Not going too in depth (not enough time with so much to cover), just showing it exists, do some basics, highlight common mistakes/misunderstandings and give some sources for students to go deeper into certain topics if they wish. And so forth, so forth...
Now, my professor friend helped me apply for the University to fund me to put this class into a book. I'm a pessimist by nature and thought they would reject it, but amazingly they just send me the contract. I have not published a book before, mostly published articles and short stories.
Being paid to write, wow. But as far as I understand the contract the University press will have full copyright. Highly ironic for a book highlighting free software. I will check a bit with the University of course if I've understood the deal correctly, but I got curious:
What is a good license for a book on libre software for an introduction to media production on Linux? I feel either I should have full right over the University (or some sort of compromise that doesn't at least restrict me/interested people from using this book in the future). Another option would be to try to convince them to put it under one of the creative commons licenses.