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

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Aug 10 15:06:43 UTC 2009

On 08/10/2009 09:39 AM, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> 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)

Again, I think we can do both here, so people who want something to 
modify have an option and those who simply want to keep using one of 
those old images as a background can do so.


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