[Clipart] Posibility of GPL
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Sat Jun 26 16:24:37 PDT 2004
I've added a writeup about Why Public Domain to the FAQ...
Feel free to wordsmith. :-)
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Alan Horkan wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Ted Gould wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 08:10:10 -0700
> > From: Ted Gould <ted at gould.cx>
> > To: clipart at freedesktop.org
> > Subject: Re: [Clipart] Posibility of GPL
> > On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 05:02, Rob Myers wrote:
> > > I don't think public domain's a good idea because it doesn't grow
> > > value. But I appreciate that any license that would require work
> > > that includes Open Clip Art to be Open would be unusable for
> > > commercial work. Possibly LGPL would be better than GPL, or some
> > > sort of dual licensing.
> > In short, no. I think that to really understand you have to think of
> > the practical reality of using the artwork.
> I have to agree with Ted.
> When I first joined this list I tried to voice my concerns and suggest
> alternatives to Public Domain because I see the need to build value and
> the danger of others shamelessly exploiting our work without giving
> anything back.
> Artists need materials that are Royalty Free.
> If attribution is required it seems no one has found a way to meet this
> condition in such a way that is not considered an "obnoxious advertising
> clause". With a clear description of exactly how this requirement could
> be met it might be possible but it would be difficult to work out those
> The thing is the only "license" so far that has met all the requirements
> has been Public Domain.
> There may be some way to retain copyright and at the same time allow
> royalty free use of the material, that would allow the project to retain
> more control.
> If you have an answer please suggest it and if it meets all the necessary
> requirements I'm sure it everyone will consider it carefully.
> This projects is only new, we dont have all the answers yet.
> - Alan
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