[CREATE] Due Dilligence: licensing of the GIMP gradients?
alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 11:25:36 PDT 2005
On 9/13/05, Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
> > I know Pantone colors are heavily protected by copyright/trademark, but
> > this does not means this is the right thing to do also with GIMP gradients.
> I have talked previously about the need for some kind of open color
> standard which could be protected by some type of license in the face of
> the "monopoly on color" that pantone has currently.
> I wonder if we could define and protect "open color" with LGPL? I don't
> want to not allow ppl. to use these for commercial interests, but this
> would help this cause.
> Yes, we must free the color. I think this idea could really take off.
> What do you all think?
One of my intents to come up with the spec was further work at
existing formats to allow storing metadata such as license.
I'm not really sure whether LGPL applies nicely to
gradients/swatches/etc. For me they all should be public domain.
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