From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2008-12-01 20:46:33
So there's confusion (*raising hand* "hello!") on what licenses are
compatible with Tux Paint and the folks we love who distribtue it
(such as Debian GNU/Linux).
I'd like to make a HOWTO on grabbing existing content and submitting it
for inclusion in Tux Paint (as Stamps and Starters).
Would someone here be willing to volunteer to make a list of the kinds
of licenses one would find, and whether they're suitable for use in TP?
(e.g., the Creative Commons licenses used by people on Flickr, Wikipedia,
Wikimedia Commons, etc.)
I recently received a picture of an adhesive bandage, license unknown,
source website claiming it's free for use. It apparently is used at
the Red Cross website, but even they do not know the license (it's been
on the site longer than the current webmaster, I guess?). So it's definitely
a 'no-no' for us to use it.
Instead, I found this:
Which is licensed as follows:
This work is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it
under the terms of the CeCILL. The terms of the CeCILL license are
available at http://www.cecill.info.
I don't recall ever hearing of this license or that website, so I'm not
familiar with it, but it _sounds_ compatible.
I'd like to have a checklist of licenses (for me, and others who feel
like contributing, esp. when it's _other_ people's work they're trying
to contribute), and things-to-do (crop, remove background, determine
original source author, etc.)
"Tux Paint" - free children's drawing software for Windows / Mac OS X / Linux!
Download it today! http://www.tuxpaint.org/
From: Ben Armstrong <synrg@sa...> - 2008-12-02 11:07:33
On Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:46:15 -0800
Bill Kendrick <nbs@...> wrote:
> Would someone here be willing to volunteer to make a list of the kinds
> of licenses one would find, and whether they're suitable for use in TP?
> (e.g., the Creative Commons licenses used by people on Flickr, Wikipedia,
> Wikimedia Commons, etc.)
Here's a start: