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

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Mon Aug 10 13:39:50 UTC 2009

On 07/31/2009 10:03 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.
> 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).

I don't like this option, as it would require us to split in "before" 
and "after" F7, make difficult in sharing the images on web and so on. I 
like it clear and simple.

> 2. We could take the images and remove the Fedora trademarks from them
> and release them under a Creative Commons license.
> Or, we could do both.

 From my point of view this is a better option but definitely harder, we 
don't have *source* packages for the artwork. Máirín inherited a drive 
and will search trough it, there is hope she will find some.

However, even if we find the sources from all, the FC6 background[1] 
without all "8"s and "f"s may remain to bare, it is a particular case, 
the most reliant on the logo (but from informal stats, an all-time favorite)


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