J. Daniel Schmidt wrote:
Just a short question:
Does anybody know why there is a requirement for the entries to be licensed under GPL2 rather than GPL-compatible?
It is legal to relicense public domain work under GPL2 but it does not look nice. Anyhow public domain work is compatible with GPL and we could ship it.
Just a short example: You have downloaded some free library clipart, changed a color, added "Y" and one tooth ==> Eager Beaver. Someone had to create that clipart for you to use it in your own design. The same might happen later with the other ideas. I could now take your green Y-ed, two-teethed Eager Beaver, add a golden string and horns and make a rich Horned Eager Beaver. Honestly, the contest is also about sharing ideas because great ideas often come when people work in teams. Anyway, the reason for GPL is expressed by this rule: * Entries that are derivatives of existing mascots, trademarked and/or copyrighted artwork, will be rejected. (i.e., we cannot accept artwork that will land the openSUSE Project in legal trouble.) By submitting an entry, you attest that the work is your own, and that it does not infringe on rights held by any others to the best of your knowledge. Bye Lukas