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Re: texi2html images licence

On 10/08/05, Patrice Dumas <pertusus@free.fr> wrote:
> > Personally, I feel that this could be better:
> >   * Just use GPL in Debian for these images (solve problem immediately).
> >   * Work out what programs use texi2html with the images (I do not
> > believe very many do).
> These images are not to be automatically used, they are there only for the
> convenience of a user that would want do use the images instead of text for
> the buttons. A user has to do manually tweak his init file to use the
> images. However my idea was that to save time for those who want to use
> images it should be nice to provide them a selection of allready existing
> images.
> >   * In a months time, see for possible re-dual licensing of the images
> > to fix problems for these packages, or give packages the opportunity
> > to either not use the images.  (In which I believe is possible)
> The images are not needed at all (except in the singular manual). I don't
> know personnaly of a manual that use those images. The autotool manual
> use another set of images.
> > > Maybe the simplest thing would be to let the images under the GPL such
> > > that it is clear that there is no issue regarding redistribution, and
> > > have a README in the images directory that states clearly that these images
> > > cannot be used (even in the manual if the manual is under the GFDL)?
> > Not sure if this would be allowed, d-legal may be able to give us a
> > pointer on it.
> When I reread my paragraph it seems that I didn't explained myself correctly.
> I wanted to say
> We should licence the images under the GPL, or under a double licence CC-SA/GPL
> and add a README stating something like:
>    These images are licences under a CC-SA/GPL licence. These licences
>    are such that when combined with other works the whole work should
>    be under the GPL or CC-SA. So you cannot combine the images with other
>    materials, for example a manual text if the manual text is under a
>    licence that doesn't allows to be relicenced under the conditions of
>    the GPL or the CC-SA. For example a manual licenced under the GFDL
>    or the artlibre licence cannot be combined with the image.
> Otherwise the casual user will violate the images licence without even
> knowing he is doing so.
I believe this is all ok, and above board.

d-legal: can you please make sure that this is not risking breach of
the DFSG/etc and advise me so I can package this an a DFSG package
when the above suggested changes are made upstream.
> --
> Pat

N Jones
Proud Debian & FOSS User
Debian Maintainer of: html2ps, ipkungfu, dvorak7min & windowlab

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