-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 J. Daniel Schmidt napsal(a):
On Monday 20 October 2008, Lukas Ocilka wrote:
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.
The only reason I can find in here, is that "the openSUSE Project should not be lead into legal trouble" (whatever this might mean) and is not related to GPL. Public domain artwork is no risk at all.
There's no legal risk if the graphics submitted is licensed under the GPLv2. We'd like to use the ideas in every possible way: logos, plush toys, icons, adverts, movies, ... just whatever. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain - --- cut --- The public domain is most often discussed in contrast to works whose use is restricted by copyright. Under modern law, most original works of art, literature, music, etc. are covered by copyright from the time of their creation for a limited period of time (which varies by country). When the copyright expires, the work enters the public domain. - --- cut --- Artwork is actually often copyrighted. Releasing it (by default) under the GPLv2 license makes it 'kind of' the public domain. Bye L. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with SUSE - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iEYEARECAAYFAkj86BAACgkQVSqMdRCqTiz6YACeNNNTQFn7MAO6VtOblZA5vn3J gT0AoJlOi1A5nkMACaYGAeIpoIcEEJV0 =QW0e -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org