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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] License for wallpapers in old Fedora releases



On 07/31/2009 03:03 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On 07/24/2009 11:28 AM, Nicu Buculei wrote:
>> At the Design-Team we figured it would be handy to provide (perhaps in a
>> gallery) wallpapers from the old releases, so the users who liked them
>> can have a handy access at the images. It is also useful to have when
>> documenting our history.
>>
>> However, we have a licensing issue with the images created before the
>> team establishment, from Fedora Core 1 to Fedora 7, when they were
>> created behing the closed doors, at the Red Hat Desktop Team.
>>
>> My understanding is, being created Red Hat employees as part of their
>> normal job and included into Fedora, those should have some Free license.
> 
> So, I should have caught this initially, but Red Hat Legal noticed that
> all of these images contain the Fedora logo. Accordingly, we can't
> permit these images to be released under a license which permits
> modification.
> 
> So, this means there are two options remaining:
> 
> 1. We can package up these backgrounds with a license identical to that
> of the fedora-logos package (basically, right to use, copy, and
> redistribute, but not modify, with some extra conditions around the
> Fedora marks).

Clarification point: These can be a fedora-logos-backgrounds subpackage,
not a new package. (As the fedora-logos maintainer, I have permission to
do this.)

~spot


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