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Re: PostgreSQL ad images

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL ad images
Date: 2006-02-17 16:31:30
Message-ID: 200602171131.30191.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Friday 17 February 2006 10:50, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Freitag, 17. Februar 2006 16:23 schrieb Robert Treat:
> > The issue is that we do not own the copyright on the elephant photo image
> > we use on the main website.  We have a license to use it for the website,
> > and generally we could probably reuse it in an ad banner, but we can't
> > release it under a creative commons license (like our other graphics)
>
> On the matter of licenses:
>
> The web site of the logo-collecting project claims both that logos are
> under the BSD license and the Create Commons license.  This should be
> cleared up. "Newer items" is not clear enough.  None of the downloads I
> tried actually mentioned a specific license.

I agree. I didn't write that copy but I am guessing it refers to the graphics 
donated by template monster, which were the newest at the time. 

>
> Then, Create Commons is not a license but a set of licenses.  You need to
> be clear which one you want.
>

on the website we mention it specifically, its this one --> 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/.  

> I would, however, strongly advise against the Create Commons licenses. 
> First of all, it creates weird problems if someone wants to include the
> graphics in a program or documentation licenses under a BSD or (L)GPL
> license.  And second, even if you look past that, neither the Open Source  
> Initiative nor the Debian Free Software Guidelines seem to think that
> Create Commons licenses are acceptable open source licenses, so programs
> creates using those graphics will have serious problems.
>
> Is there a reason why the BSD license cannot continue to be used?

I believe there was some concern by some of the graphics donors about re-using 
the graphics in commercial products.  I guess I would just wonder if we 
should refuse graphics that are not BSD licensed?  If we make clear as to 
which license applies to which graphics, I think we should be open to 
accepting more than just BSD.

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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