On Monday 20 October 2008, Lukas Ocilka wrote:
Does anybody know why there is a requirement for the entries to be licensed under GPL2 rather than GPL-compatible?
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.
Whats your point here? Of course you can change it. You can change GPL stuff and public domain stuff. I even offer the SVGs for everybody to change them.
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. But hey, nothing to worry about, the Eager Beaver is GPL2 as well :) Ciao, Daniel -- J. Daniel Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> SUSE Linux Products GmbH Research & Development Maxfeldstr. 5 GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg) D-90409 Nürnberg -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org